A flight attendant has found a unique way to bypass airport security’s strict liquid cap.
American cabin crew suggests freezing all liquids so they show a solid when your carry-on goes through scanners.
she said Yahoo! news: “If you have an important liquid but don’t want to pay to have a bag checked, it’s worth freezing it so it goes through security scanners as a solid.
“Even if it melts a bit on the way to the airport, it shouldn’t be a problem as long as it’s stored properly.”
To Americas TSA (Transport Security Administration) website The rule is official.
They explain: “Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening.
“If frozen liquid items are partially melted, mushy, or have liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet the 3-1-1 liquid requirements.”
The 3-1-1 rule is the US term for all liquids under 100ml when carried on board as carry-on baggage.
The former flight attendant too suggests taking an empty water bottle with you.
She explained: “Most airports are full Water fountains and many even have a special pump for quick refilling of bottles.
“To keep your bottle full in flight, simply ask your flight attendant for a refill. If you’re lucky, they’ll even put ice in it.”
In the UK, all liquids must be under 100ml airport securityor they will be confiscated.
Liquids in containers larger than 100ml generally cannot pass through security, even if the container is only partially filled.
There are some exceptions including items needed for essential medical purposes, baby milk and any dietary requirements.
Seasoned travelers are always find more ways to make the most of their precious baggage allowance.
Innovative companies are now selling items that normally come in liquid hard block form, so they don’t have to take up space in your precious plastic bag.
At the top is Lush their new cruelty-free shampoo bars.
The bars are said to last between 80 and 100 washes, do the work of three 250g bottles of liquid shampoo and cost just £6.25.
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