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Liquid Duty-Free Items

Postby KarenS » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:25 am

From an article in the Chicago Tribune:
"Many airports around the world are still putting severe or total restrictions on what can be sold to U.S.-bound passengers. The industry is anxiously awaiting an easing of those restrictions, but has to take its lead from the [U.S. Transportation Safety Administration]."

The most recent notice on the agency's Web site (tsa.gov) says that most liquids, gels, lotions and other items of similar consistency will not be allowed in carry-on bags; they must be packed in checked luggage.

"Duty-free items are permitted if delivered directly onto the aircraft," the notice says. "However, passengers making connections from international to domestic flights must transfer the items to their checked bag before boarding their flight."

For the full article go <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/features/travelnews/sns-trvrail3-wk1,0,4697195.story">here.</a>
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Postby Frankie » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:33 pm

Shockingly, reliable U.S. News sources are reporting that Liqiuds and gels will be accepted on flights again very soon and that the size of permitted carry on bags will actually be increased! This was reported on (NEWS Radio 88) in New York City this week.
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Postby KarenS » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:31 am

That's disturbing news!! The New York Times reported today that the allowable size of carry-on luggage has increased two-fold as well as the size allowance of musician's instruments but liquids and gels are still disallowed. Let's hope it stays that way. If you hear (or read) anything more please let us know!
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Postby KarenS » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:48 am

Indeed, they are now allowing liquid carry-ons as long as they are not over 3 ounces and can fit comfortably in a quart size plastic bag. This I read in the NY Times yesterday, Sept. 26th. Apparently they tested liquid explosives and this amount didn't do enough damage to bring down an airplane.

Any opinions on this latest news?
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More on Liquid Carry-Ons

Postby KarenS » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:20 am

The latest from the Chicago Tribune:
The Transportation Security Administration has loosened rules implemented in August regarding what passengers may carry aboard commercial aircraft. There are still some fuzzy areas, but here's what we think we know for sure.

To find out their info, visit <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/features/travelnews/sns-trvrail2-wk4,0,4566125.story">here.</a>
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