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New Carry-on Rules
The liquids and gels (including some food items such as soup, yogurt, jellies and pudding) packed in carry-on bags must be in containers no bigger than 3 ounces. They should be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag (one bag per passenger). Gallon-size bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. If you use the wrong size bag, you may have to check it or leave the items at the security checkpoint. You can pack any amount of liquids and gels in checked bags.
Wait until you get through security and purchase water, wine and other drinks. Only water and other beverages bought in the secure areas of the airport are allowed on board. Wine or liquor purchased in duty-free shops is permitted (but not if you have a connecting flight within the European Union). Europe requires duty-free liquor to be in special sealed bags not available from shops in U.S. airports.
There are several exceptions to these rules including carrying baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling. Prescription and over-the-counter medications including KY jelly, eye drops, saline solution, cough medicine, etc, needed for medical purposes are also allowed. Liquids including water, juice, insulin or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition are permissible. These items should be separated from those in the quart-sized plastic bag, and declared to an officer at the security checkpoint. Bring prescriptions with you.
The list of what is and what is not allowed is available at www.tsa.gov or call 866-289-9673. The list is fairly complete, but it can't cover everything. Security inspectors have the last word. The easiest way to simplify things is to put everything except valuables in your checked bags.
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