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Travel Tips

TRAVEL TIP OF THE WEEK:

Put all liquids, hair gels, etc. in smaller containers (ex. 3oz bottles) for more room in your suitcase!

 

Tips For Any Vacation

How to prepare unaccompanied minors: Pack a carry-on for your children, with snacks, a few books or quiet toys, necessary medications, a change of clothes, home contact information and money for phone calls and in-flight movie earphones.

 

Explain potential problems to the child to prepare him or her for any difficulties that could arise.

Notify the airline when booking the ticket that the passenger is an unaccompanied minor and order special children’s meals and games.

Plan for midday travel to avoid stressed business travelers, overbooked flights and airline personnel who are too busy to give extra attention to the child.

 

Avoid connecting flights. If unavoidable, parents should arrange for an airline escort to get the child from gate to gate or have a babysitter fly part way with the child to help make the connection.

Make sure to stay at the airport until the airplane is in the air.

Ask about the airline’s policy on interrupted flights for unaccompanied minors.

 

TSA 3 - 1 - 1 Carry on Liquid regulations:

 

Liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. Each traveler is allowed one bag in order to limit the total volume of liquids, aerosols and gels. Consolidating products into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear all items.

 

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.

 

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

 

3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

 

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.

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