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August 2006 Newsletter

New TSA Carry-On Restrictions

Dear Fellow Business Traveler,

Following the disruption of the UK/US airline bombing plot , TSA issued new procedures that, with a few exceptions, effectively banned liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on luggage.

To Your Health,
Healthy Travel Network

squareThe scoop on the latest TSA ban

The TSA recently implemented a new policy that by now everyone who has flown anywhere in the United States knows about.  On August 10, in an overnight change without warning the TSA basically banned liquids from being carried aboard any airline. 

This change came about due to a fear of liquid based explosives and their potential use by international terrorist groups.  If you are anything like me, you are thankful for the hard work that is put into defending our safety while flying, but with the increase in security it has also become something that makes air travel very difficult. 

The first day of this new policy led many people to throw out everything from chap stick to very expensive hair products and bottles of wine.  But, on August 13 the TSA made changes to the ban, without comprimising security.  They allowed liquids to be carried on if they were placed within the confines of a small zip lock bag all together.  So, if you are flying here are some things to remember.

  • Place liquids, chap stick, toothpaste, etc. all together in small zip lock bag
  • If you are carrying medication make sure that it is in its original container and carried only by the person it is prescribed to
  • If you purchase wine, liquor, etc. while on a trip do not plan to carry it on the plane, instead mail it to yourself.
  • If you need to put a small amount of liquid into a bottle so that it fits in the zip lock bag, make sure you put it in a clear plastic container.

New Restrictions
  • Small doses of liquid medications permitted (3oz. or less)
  • Shoes removal required
  • Low blood sugar treatments including glucose gel for diabetics permitted
  • Clarifications include: aerosols prohibited, solid lipstick and baby food permitted.
For more information, you can read the latest TSA Press Release

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