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  1. Red
    December 13, 2022 @ 8:13 pm

    We just test TSAs knowledge about batteries! My husband had the medical equipment bag with him as I wait for security to hand check my wheelchair, yep you already know where this is going. The agent questioned whether he was allow such a large battery capacity, the battery isn’t really large. The agent insisted they had to call the airline to get approval. United sent someone down to the agent and after taking one look at the battery said it’s for a wheelchair right? Right! He then carefully explained there were two sets of rules for batteries and wheelchairs had different rules.

    I’m am grateful the agent at least called the airline! While this wheelchair is new those batteries have flown internationally several times and domestically at least twice! We did have trouble in Rome though as the ticket agent had a screen that didn’t have relevant questions about larger batteries on it. She called two others who came and I think they made calls too. 45 minutes to checkin which can’t be done online, they solved their problem. They said we could leave the batteries in the chair, but most pilots hate that and they are easily removed.

    Thanks for listening.

  2. Diane S Perez
    December 13, 2022 @ 6:51 pm

    Anything or liquids that do not exceed 3oz.

    Razor is not allowed

    • Ali Garland
      December 13, 2022 @ 7:02 pm

      Hi Diane! That’s not quite right, and you’ll see if you read the post. Liquids in carry on bags are limited to containers that are 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and all containers must fit into a 1 quart (1 liter) clear zip top bag. Razors are allowed if they are the disposable type, but straight razors are not allowed.

      • Diane S Perez
        December 13, 2022 @ 7:17 pm

        Hi Ali,

        Yes, you’re right with 3.4oz I just rounded off…
        I travelled 4x this year, 2 domestic and 3 International.Some airports are stricter, but of course I do my best to follow rules.

        I brought a disposable razor but it was “rejected”. I don’t use the ziploc bags, I bought a sturdy TSA- approved bag and they were all good during my travels. I don’t think you stick to just having 1 ziploc can have more than one for as long as the contents are 3.4 oz or smaller and fits in the TSA- approved ziplock bag size. Again, all these are based of my personal experience- it’s way helpful to research online or thru TSA website. Thanks

        • Ali Garland
          December 13, 2022 @ 8:12 pm

          Hi Diane, that’s super weird that they confiscated your razor! The TSA website clearly says disposable razors are allowed, but “razor blades not in a cartridge are prohibited in carry-on” so I think it’s awful of them to not allow it. I’ve never had a problem traveling with my razor, and it’s the kind you can buy refill blades for. And if they’ve allowed you to have more than one liquids bag, that’s fantastic, but again the TSA website clearly states one liquids bag per passenger. I’m all for them relaxing it though!