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The Ultimate Packing Guideline For Airport Security Screening!

Aug 17, 2007
Here are items you CAN pack in your carry-on bags.
The allowed items listed below are subject to change at any time.

3-1-1 FOR CARRY-ONS means 3 ounces or less of gels and liquids. 1 quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag holding your three ounces or fewer containers. 1 bag per traveler placed in the security bin alone.

PERSONAL ITEMS-cigar cutters; corkscrews (with no knives attached); cuticle cutters; eyeglass repair tools (including screwdrivers); knitting and crochet needles; knives (round bladed butter or plastic); nail clippers; nail files; safety razors (including disposable); scissors (plastic or metal with blunt tips, or metal with pointed tips and blades under four inches.); toy transformer robots; toy weapons (no realistic replicas); tweezers; umbrellas (once inspected for prohibited items); walking canes (once inspected for prohibited items).

ELECTRONIC DEVICES-camcorders; camera equipment; laptop; computers; cell phones; pagers; personal data assistants; handheld games; iPods and MP3s.

MEDICATION AND MEDICAL DEVICES-diabetes supplies and equipment; nitroglycerine pills or spray (items need to be marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication.); braille notetaker, augmentation and slate, and stylus devices. Prosthetic appliances and device tools (must be carried by the individual or companion with the prosthetic device.);
ostomy scissors.

TOOLS-tools (seven inches or less); wrenches and pliers (seven inches or less).

PERSONAL ITEMS-cigar cutters; corkscrews; cuticle cutters; eyeglass repair tools; knitting and crochet needles; knives; nail clippers; nail files; liquid or gels; safety razors (including disposable); scissors; toy transformer robots; toyweapons; tweezers; umbrellas; walking canes.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES-camcorders; camera equipment; laptop computers; cell phones; pagers; personal data assistants; iPods and MP3s.

MEDICATION AND MEDICAL DEVICES-diabetes supplies and equipment; nitroglycerine pills or spray (for medical use only. Items need to be marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication.); braille notetaker, augmentation and slate, and stylus devices. Prosthetic appliances and device tools (tools must be carried by the individual with the prosthetic device or the companion.);ostomy scissors.

SHARP OBJECTS-box cutters; ice picks/axes; knives and sabers; meat cleavers; razor-type blades (not in a cartridge, utility knives).

SPORTING GOODS-baseball bats; bows and arrows; cricket bats; golf clubs; hockey sticks; pool cues; ski poles;
spear guns; lacrosse sticks.

GUNS AND AMMUNITION (must be declared to the airlines)-
ammunition; BB guns; compressed air guns (without compressed air cylinder); firearm replicas; firearms (These must first be declared to the airline.)gun and firearm parts; pellet guns; starter pistols.

TOOLS-axes and hatchets; cattle prods; crowbars; drills and drill bits (including cordless, portable power drills); Hammers; pliers; saws (including cordless, portable power saws); Screwdrivers; tools; wrenches.

SELF-DEFENSE/MARTIAL ARTS ITEMS-billy clubs; black jacks; brass knuckles; kubatons; mace/pepper spray (One container of four fluid ounces is permitted if stored in a case to prevent discharge.); Martial arts weapons; night sticks; nunchakus; stun guns/shocking devices; throwing stars.

GUNS AND FIREARMS-flare guns; gun lighters; gun powder.

EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS-blasting caps; dynamite; fireworks;
flares(any); hand grenades; plastic explosives; replicas of explosives.

FLAMMABLE ITEMS-aerosols (any,except for toiletries in limited quantities); fuels (including liquid and cooking); gasoline; gas torches; all lighters; lighter fluid; paint thinner and turpentine; replicas of incendiaries; strike-anywhere matches.

CHEMICALS-spillable batteries (except in wheelchairs); Chlorine; compressed gas cylinders (including fire extinguishers); Liquid Bleach; Spray Paint; Tear Gas.
About the Author
Natalia Ippolito, a former airport screener and author of: I MIGHT AS WELL BE NAKED: How to Survive Airport Screening With Your Clothes On.

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