Flying over the holidays - TSA has updates to guidelines

Nov 14, 2012 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:05am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff
If you are flying over the holidays the TSA has released some updated guidelines to help smooth your passage through the security checkpoints at the airport. Good news for those of you who like to buy snow globes at Walt Disney World - they are now allowed - with some conditions.

Here are the new travel tips from the TSA.

Remember 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.

TSA 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 allows small snow globes in carry-on luggage when packed in a passenger's plastic 3-1-1 bag. Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis-ball size) will be permitted if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit in the same one clear, plastic, quart-sized, re-sealable bag as a passenger’s other liquids.

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.

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