How to Air Travel
Hubby and I are heading off on a Magical Mystery Tour of Florida, and I had to refresh myself on all the rules of air travel. We’re taking Jet Blue, which allows us to check a bag for free, but otherwise I would be packing light and taking carry-ons for everything. One thing I have learned when traveling, is you might not have access to your checked bag. It might get lost, or, if your flight is delayed, the airline just might not give it to you. After living through this twice, I always make sure I have my most important stuff with me in my carry-on, such as an extra shirt and pair of panties, toothbrush, toothpaste, and especially contact case and solution if you wear them. Here’s the low down on packing liquids in your carry-on:
First of all, you only get a QUART sized zip lock bag to put your “liquids” in. I thought I could use gallon sized, but no, not even close. I included all the stuff that normally goes in my purse in my liquid bag, since I’m using a big purse for my carry-on. Throughout the year, I collect sample sizes of toothpaste, shampoo, and whatever else I might need, and I store them up in my bathroom specifically for traveling.
All of my stuff fit just fine, but I could have removed some stuff if necessary. All of your travel sizes have to be less than 3.4 ounces. Now that these travel rules have been in effect for awhile, almost every small product I found met this criteria. Remember that each person traveling gets to have one quart sized bag, so between me and Hubby, and our checked bag, we had ample space for our needs. Also, since we’re going to Florida, not the Ukraine or something, we’ll be able to purchase things we might need when we get there, so I’m not too worried about it. I also have very low beauty product requirements, which is a huge bonus for traveling light. Here’s the official site for info about liquid carry-ons.
The other thing to think about is going through the security line. You are allowed one carry-on bag, and one “personal item” like a purse or lap top. You have to set your bag on the belt to go through the x-ray, put your zip lock bag of liquids on separately, empty your pockets, take off your shoes and send them through, take your lap top out of the bag, send it and its bag through separately, and your jacket has to go through. It doesn’t seem that bad, but when there’s a line of people behind me, I get a little frantic. I’m not sure why. For your shoes, for the love of Valhalla, wear slip-ons, and socks. You don’t want to be the person in line having to untie your Doc Martens while everyone behind you sighs and looks at their watches. Since I’m going to have to walk across a questionable floor with no shoes, I’m wearing old black socks so if they get dirty, it won’t be visible. Here’s the official info on how to get through the security line easily.
There will be another post about hot to travel light, but right now I need to run around in circles and dance a little because I’M GOING TO FLORIDA!!! SUCK ON THAT!!!!
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