- Remember TSA's 3-1-1 rule. To be taken in a carry-on bag, all liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce or smaller containers that fit in a 1 sealed quart size zip-top plastic bag, with only 1 bag per passenger.
- Pack your liquids, gels and aerosols separate from other toiletries.
- Pack oversize liquids in your checked bag.
- You don't have to throw it away-in case you find yourself with an expensive jar of face cream at checkpoint there are kiosks in many airports where you can mail it home or leave checkpoint to find a store that has a smaller container to be placed in your zip-lock bag. Best idea is to purchase regulated 3.4 ounce empty containers at your local beauty store or pharmacy.
I usually will try a very good sample brand of skin care along with my Kosmea Rose Hip Oil (meets TSA Rules) and tuck it in the zip-lock bag.
FYI -- one time traveling to Washington, D.C. a TSA agent wanted to confiscate an important medication cream in a jar and I flipped out. He said he would have it "checked" and finally let it through. I've also noticed the agents "checking" baby formula and certain drinks.
Find out more at www.tsa.gov/traveler-information.
Wishing you all happy and safe travels!
Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!
--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull
Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.