TSA changes toiletry policy

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.examiner.com/travel-in-h...cy-you-can-now-bring-those-hairspray-on-board

    Tired of handing over toiletries at the airport security gate? Well, certainly many Huntsville travelers have been.

    Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration has changed its guidelines on this issue. It explains the agency's rationale on the TSA website:

    "TSA and our security partners conducted extensive explosives testing since August 10, 2006 and determined that liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. The one bag limit per traveler limits the total amount each traveler can bring. Consolidating the bottles into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear the items."

    read more:http://www.examiner.com/travel-in-h...cy-you-can-now-bring-those-hairspray-on-board
     
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    What has really changed? I didnt see much of a change
     
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    Something changed???
     
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    What changed is that there's been only one checkpoint in over 2 years where I've been asked to remove my Freedom Baggie from my carryon. They don't actually care, they just won't admit how silly the rule was in the first place and remove it.
     
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    I have to concur. I do not recall how many times I have not removed my baggy only to remember that I forgot well after security :rolleyes:

    [From my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    I haven't bothered to take it out at all.
     
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    I pull out my baggie, but always forget about my Nook till after. Often times I find random small bottles of hand lotion, sanitizer or something that should have been in the baggie, but just in my purse after I go through security. Never has been an issue.
     
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    I congratulated the screener who found the little bottle of hand lotion I always kept in my backpack for the last two years.
     
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    "Thanks for keeping me safe."

    "Always good to stay vigilant in the War on Water."
     
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    This lets me wonder, "where in the world is the common sense"?
     
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    It should be found in a one quart ziplock bag! ;)

    [From my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    But only if it is 3 oz or less. ;)

     
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    Just part of the ongoing war on tourism.
     
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    Who said a lot of common sense was allowed?

    I was asked at SFO if I had any liquids in my bag (by the TSO watching me put my bag on the conveyor belt).
     
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    You were asked? I usually get barked at, as they watch me remove my bag and place in the bin. :rolleyes: Such manners.

     
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    'Common sense' is the most potent 'weapon' in anyone's arsenal. You are not allowed to fly with it. :D
     
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    No barking. The (female) agent was polite.
     
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    I am glad to hear there are some manners out there. :)

     
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    I am confused why this article was written and dated today. It has been this way (3-1-1) for many years now. What am I missing? Where is the easing up?
     
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    It's the Examiner. Don't call it an article, it's an insult to real journalists.
     
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    And clearly, she caught you just in a nick of time, right as you were about execute the final stage of your evil, two-years-in-the-making, masterplan to hand lotion the plane's passengers to death! ;)
     
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    Ahh! I love those trick questions! Everyone knows that TSA and common sense don't mix!! :p
     
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    You had a long nap and missed it! :p
     
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    Just remember..that tube of Crest could ultimately be part of a massive plot to take over or destroy the world...:confused:
     
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    We joke and we mock the 'lack of common sense' but it's so much worse than that.

    The rule was put in place after media stories of a foiled plot. It was purely reactive, which puts the lie to the whole security investment. And it was silly, the plot itself wasn't credible. They were doing something. And they've basically lightended up on it because it's downright silly, but they cannot admit that. The only way for them to lift the restrictions is with an expensive boondoggle technology that they can buy from a contractor willing to lobby, that gives them a narrative of more security while overcoming bureaucratic inertia with lobbying cash.

    Pathetic, truly. And joking about it makes it seem silly rather than dangerous, we dismiss and accept it rather than being outraged by it. :(
     
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