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I have never been on a plane before....help

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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 Hello all. It has been so long since I have been on here that I almost forgot how to post lol. I have missed my fellow cafemom-ers.

Now on to my issue. I am leaving next week for a vacation, I have never been on a plane before and i am quite nervous about the trip. Any tips anyone can give me would be awesome.

A few specific questions I have...

Am I allowed to bring home rolled cigarettes on the plane or in my bag?

Am I allowed to bring liquid paper?

I am checking a bag and bringing a purse on to the plane with my electronics and medications. What advice do yuo all have? I am going to Florida for a week (I live in NY state). Thanks ladies.

 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Gummy bears are chasing me, one is red, one is blue, one is peeing on my shoe, now I'm running for my life, 'cuz the red one has a knife.




by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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mom2mandjax
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:46 AM

 Oh and its just me going, no kids, no other adults so I don't have to worry about that stuff.

Alwaysmotivated
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

I have traveled quite a lot and its no biggie.. Just get to the airport early, rec 2 hrs before.. Here you are. basically all the airlines rules are pretty much the same, but to be sure I would check your particular airline carrier.. For sure, you want to check extra charge for carry on, they all vary.. American Airlines, allows you 1 free check in suitcase and second $40.. So check..

Bottle Volume Limits

Each liquid in your carry-on bags must be in a bottle or container with a maximum volume of 3.4 oz. You cannot carry on larger containers, even if they are mostly empty. There is no bottle volume limit for liquids you pack in your checked baggage.

Bottle Number Limits

In your carry-on, you may bring as many bottles or containers (of the acceptable volume, of course) as you can fit into a single quart-sized bag. You must be able to zip the bag shut, and it must also be transparent. Each passenger is allowed one such bag.

Baby-Care Liquids

Travelers with infants are allowed to bring formula, juice or breast milk in their carry-ons. These liquids may be carried in containers holding more than the standard 3.4-oz. limit. Additional child-care items, such as baby teething products filled with gel, are also allowed for those traveling with young children. Place these liquids in clear zip-top bags separate from your other liquids, and declare them before you pass through the security checkpoint. The TSA agent may give these liquids an additional screening. To hasten your processing, carry on only as much of your baby-care liquids as you need to get through the flight. Pack the rest in your checked baggage.

Additional Exemptions

Passengers who need to carry on medications or other critical liquids are also exempt from the 3.4-oz limit. For example, if you have diabetes, you may bring juice as well as other necessary medications. The liquids must still be packed in clear zip-top bags, separate from your other carry-on liquids, and you must declare them before you pass through security.

Checked Baggage

There is no volume limit for liquids in checked baggage. Put all large bottles of toiletries and other products in your checked suitcase, making sure the containers are sealed and will not leak. Liquids can add significant weight to your suitcase. To avoid an overweight bag fee, check with your airline in advance to determine weight limits for checked baggage.

Prohibited Items

Liquids that can disable or hurt people are banned from both carry-on and checked baggage. This ban includes all flammable liquid or gel paints, including spray paint; all types of fuels or gasoline; bleach and chlorine; tear gas; and batteries containing liquid that can spill.

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asia84
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Have a safe flight! :)
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