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Holiday Travel Tips

Travelers beware! Snow globes of any size are not permitted in carry-on bags, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says, because officers cannot accurately determine the volume of liquid. TSA recommends passengers pack these items securely in checked baggage and recommends that passengers do not travel with wrapped packages. In order to determine if the contents of a package are a threat, a security officer may need to unwrap and inspect the item, TSA says.

TSA Holiday Travel Tips
•    Travelers should remember the three simple steps to security: have ID’s out, coats and shoes off, and laptops and 311 bags out for screening. TSA reminds travelers to follow 3–1–1 for carry-on luggage for non-exempt liquids: 3 ounce bottle or less for all liquids, gels and aerosols; placed in a 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag to hold all small bottles; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The limitations on liquids apply only to carry-on bags and larger quantities may be packed in checked baggage.
•    TSA also recommends that passengers do not travel with wrapped packages. In order to determine if the contents of a package are a threat, a security officer may need to unwrap and inspect the item. Snow globes of any size are not permitted in carry-on bags because officers cannot accurately determine the volume of liquid. TSA recommends passengers pack these items securely in checked baggage.
•    Food items such as pies and cakes are permitted but may require further inspection. If travelers are not sure if a food item is considered a liquid or gel it is best to pack the item in checked baggage or ship it to a destination in advance.

Travel Tips of The Week

Don’t leave home without …..

1. A flashlight (a headlamp can be even handier). Make sure the batteries are fresh!

2. Earplugs – strange noises in strange places can keep you awake for hours.

3. Zip Lock bags – all sizes – they come in handy all the time.

4. Bubble wrap – because you never know what treasure you may want to bring home safely.

5. A collapsable but strong and checkable spare bag. Use it for your dirty laundry if you fill your main bag with other goodies.

Stay tuned for more great travel tips from Iannazzi Enterprises …..