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  1. Kelly
    November 16, 2022 @ 7:58 am

    I have a few flights coming up and would like to know a few things. First, I haven’t been in a plane for like 16 years.
    As long as my Alcohol wipe canister fits in a 1 quart plastic zip bag I can throw it into my purse. Yes or no
    Can I bring a completely frozen bottle of water. Yes or no
    Aside from putting my purse/bag in a plastic bag and inspecting my seat and nearby area and wiping it down with alcohol. Any tips to not pick up bed bugs on a flight. Unfortunately I will be taking a night flight.

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    • Ali Garland
      November 28, 2022 @ 2:33 pm

      Hi Kelly! Disinfectant wipes aren’t even considered a liquid by TSA, so you shouldn’t have to put them in your liquids bag. The exception would be if they are in liquid in that canister, then it needs to be 100ml / 3.4 ounces or smaller AND if must fit in a 1 liter / 1 quart clear zip top bag.

      Frozen bottle of water: According to TSA “Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.” So if it’s highly unlikely it will still be frozen by the time you get to security, I wouldn’t bother. Keep in mind you are allowed to take an EMPTY water bottle through security and fill it up at a sink or water fountain, if you’re trying to avoid buying water from a shop at the airport.

      Bedbugs: Wow, I’ve never really thought about it but now that I’m googling it, I have one more thing to be horrified by! Yikes! Good thing is, it doesn’t sound like it’s as common as in hotels. Disinfecting your seat and the seat back in front of you sounds like a good choice, as well as looking around your area before you settle in. Beyond that, you may want to google for some tips. In decades of traveling, I’ve only encountered bed bugs once, in a hotel though, not an airplane.

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  2. susan
    April 2, 2022 @ 3:24 pm

    Can I take a weekly pill box with meds in my handbag?

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    • Ali Garland
      April 5, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

      Hi Susan, yes you can, and I always recommend packing all medications in your carry on so they stay with you. Medication should never go in your checked luggage.

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  3. Rosie
    January 12, 2022 @ 3:22 am

    Thank you for having answered many of my questions, especially about liquids and wipes. It makes traveling a lot easier when I don’t have to guess what is permitted by TSA and what is not. Now if the information on Covid testing can be found that easy, that would be great.

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    • Ali Garland
      January 18, 2022 @ 5:52 pm

      Glad to help, Rosie! Yeah, the testing and other requirements change all the time and gets quite overwhelming.

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  4. Trisha
    July 16, 2021 @ 10:32 pm

    Can I bring alcohol base wipe on carry on luggage?

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    • Ali Garland
      July 19, 2021 @ 10:43 am

      Yes, those are allowed in your carry on bag.

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  5. Kathy
    June 6, 2020 @ 12:03 am

    Can I take denture container in carry on bag

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    • Ali Garland
      June 9, 2020 @ 11:39 am

      Yes, that is allowed.

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