Thursday, August 17, 2006

Prohibited carry-on items

So much for packing light and carrying everything in a bag that fits in the overhead bin. Thanks to the Muslim fanatics just nailed in Britain, the only way to avoid checking luggage now is to either not brush your teeth or to buy new cosmetics after arrival.

America's TSA has provided this list of prohibited items for carry-on and it's a doozie. It's easier to list what you can bring. The only liquids that are allowed now are the following:

*Small amounts of Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling
*Liquid prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket
*Up to 8 oz. of liquid or gel low blood sugar treatment
*Up to 4 oz. of essential non-prescription liquid medications
*Gel-filled bras and similar prostethics worn for medical reasons

So the real question is, are the airlines going to now give you more than a teensy cup of liquid to drink on their desert-cabin-air flights?

See you at baggage claim...

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