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					    At the airport
      Updated January 13, 2008
    (Orbitz) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration allows travelers to bring limited liquids and
    gels in their carry-on luggage in accordance with its 3-1-1-policy:
          Liquids must be in containers of 3 ounces or less
          All containers must fit in a one-quart size, clear, zip-top bag
          One bag per passenger
    The bag of liquids must be removed from luggage and placed in a plastic bin to be screened
    separately at the security checkpoint.
    Special rules for breast milk, medication and other health products
    --Baby formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in quantities greater than 3 ounces, but they
    must be declared separately at the security checkpoint. Mothers flying without children now are
    allowed to bring breast milk through the checkpoint, provided it is declared prior to screening.
    --Medication: Prescription and over-the-counter medications (liquids, gels and aerosols) are allowed
    in carry-on baggage. However, if the quantity exceeds 3 ounces, the items must be separate from the
    one-quart plastic bag and must be declared for further inspection.
    --Other personal items such as eye drops, personal lubricant and liquid nutrition products are
    allowed through the checkpoint. However, if the quantity exceeds 3 ounces, the items must be
    separate from the one-quart plastic bag and must be declared for further inspection.
    Passengers can take beverages and other items on the plane if they're purchased in the secure
    boarding area.
    Permitted items:
    Electronics: Laptop computers, cellular phones, iPods and other portable electronic devices are
    permitted in carry-on baggage.
    Spare lithium batteries: Spare lithium batteries (not installed in their electronic devices) must be
    packed in carry-on bags. The limit is two batteries per passenger.
    Miscellaneous: Knitting needles, nail clippers and umbrellas and walking canes (after they've been
    separately inspected) are permitted in carry-on baggage.
    Banned items                                                                   
    Most liquids and gels in larger amounts -- including shampoo, suntan lotion, toothpaste, deodorant,
    hair gel and cosmetics -- still must be packed in checked baggage.
    Most sporting equipment, like golf clubs and ski poles, are not permitted in carry-on baggage.
    Security procedures:
          All passengers must remove their shoes at the security checkpoint so they can be X-rayed.
          Plastic bags filled with liquids must be removed from luggage for screening.
          Travelers are advised to allow extra time at the airport and arrive earlier than usual for all
    domestic and international flights.
          The TSA encourages passengers to pack lightly to help expedite the screening process, and to
    de-clutter their carry-on bags so officers can get a clear X-ray image.
          Continuing to pack liquids in checked baggage will speed the security-screening process.

				
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