Does anyone have direct experience taking a Rotring 500 fountain pen on an airplane in post 9/11 America? If so, your advice? [more inside]
posted by gyusan
on Mar 11, 2008 -
TSAfilter: will there be any problem getting a laptop without a battery through the carry-on checkpoint at my local (American) airport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Dear seasoned travelers of MeFi, help me plan for my trip to PDX. I haven't flown in a while and am a bit nervous about the whole airport security thing. I want to avoid issues with the TSA and airline workers, so if you would, please give me suggestions on packing. [more inside]
posted by Lynsey
on Jun 23, 2007 -
I'm flying to DC this week, and all of my travel sized containers are four
ounces, not the 3 oz. specified in the TSA bulletin. I went shopping to try to find some more compliant containers, and everything I found was 4 oz. as well!!! The bottles are short, I'm only using 2 of them, and they easily
fit into the quart-sized baggie. What are my chances, MeFi? Would I be courting trouble to use what I've got? [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo
on Jan 14, 2007 -
More US TSA questions. So this all your 3 oz or smaller liquid/gel personal hygeine items must fit in a one quart plastic bag thing, is that including the lipstick & other cosmetics, or just including the liquids & gels? I've checked TSA and several airport/airline sites and all the examples just show shampoo & shaving cream, &c in the baggie. Even the "woman business traveler" video doesn't show lipstick in her baggie. The only people I know who have flown since the new requirement are men and they have no idea. Is there any woman of MeFi who has flown in the last week (bonus if you left from O'Hare) and can tell me whether *all* my cosmetics, as well as my toiletries, must fit in the single one quart zip top baggie?
posted by crush-onastick
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I bought two non-refundable airline tickets, now one of us will not be going. What to do about that ticket? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe
on Sep 5, 2006 -
So we know they aren't letting any liquids pass the security checkpoint now. But I can still take drinks onto the airplane, right, long as I buy them at the overpriced gift shop at the gate? And I can fill my empty flask, once beyond the TSA inspection?
posted by Rash
on Aug 14, 2006 -
I'm flying tonight from Boston to Pittsburgh with a one month old baby. I know not to bring any liquids in my carry-on luggage with me, per the news today. Will they let me bring the car seat on with me, or will I have to check it? What else should I expect, in terms of flying with a newborn?
posted by anastasiav
on Aug 10, 2006 -
I tore apart a bookshelf stereo system and put it in a strawberry crate, as seen here
. I love it. I would like to take it with me when I move to hawaii. Can I carry it on? It's nothing more than electronics that work. but i'm afraid TSA might just take one look and toss me into the clink. I realize safety is the TSA's priority but I do want to take this if possible. I've carry'd on my record player before. what's the diff?
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople
on Feb 4, 2006 -
When did the FAA/airlines stop asking those 2 questions about whether someone had given me something to bring on the plane, and whether my bags had been out of my possession at any point? What was their justification? I want to say that this changed after 9/11, but that doesn't really make sense.
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 30, 2005 -
I am flying to another city soon and would like take my guitar with me. On the plane--not as baggage. I would like to read about the experiences of anyone here who has tried to do the same. My research thus far yields no fixed answer.
posted by y2karl
on Oct 9, 2005 -
I recently flew domestically in the US and had luggage damaged by a TSA inspection, anybody have a similar experience? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger
on Apr 14, 2005 -
I am ready to Fight The Man and refuse to remove my shoes at airport security *unless and until* they set off the metal detector. Help my defense. [more inside]
posted by tristeza
on Mar 19, 2005 -
Unpacking from a recent flight back to the U.S. from abroad, I just noticed that a few things were missing from my checked baggage (a pair of high-quality outdoor jackets). I'm wondering which avenue of renumeration would be the best to pursue - the airline (Continental), my renter's insurance policy, even the TSA - and how? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Dec 17, 2004 -
I'm flying in a few weeks, and I'm majorly worried by some of the stories I've been hearing about physical TSA screenings
. There are certain ways I am not willing to consent to be touched by strangers, no matter what.
Do I have any recourse if I am singled out for a physical search of my person, other than not to fly at all? How can I prepare in advance for potential conflicts?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 1, 2004 -