FAMILIES are required to bring their own food and drink on some flights after TUI announced it was ending the service due to staff shortages.
But for families who don’t want to spend big at the airport, there’s a way around the 100ml rule.
The flight attendant suggests freezing all liquids so they show up as solids when your carry-on goes through scanners.
She told 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.”
The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) confirms the rules on their website.
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 UK government website doesn’t specifically say frozen liquids are allowed, with the exception of breast milk.
However, if it stays solid on security, it’s likely to be let through.
The former flight attendant also suggests taking an empty water bottle with you.
She explained: “Most airports are full of water fountains and many even have a special pump to refill bottles quickly.
“To keep your bottle full in flight, simply ask your flight attendant for a refill. If you’re lucky, they might even put ice in it.”
In the UK all liquids must be under 100ml at airport security or they will be confiscated.
All liquids you take through airport security must be placed in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, no larger than one liter and measuring approximately 20cm x 20cm.
Experienced travelers are finding more and more ways to make the most of their precious baggage allowance, including solid shampoo bars that don’t count against the liquid count.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8669216/liquid-rule-airport-security-holiday-tui/ This is how you avoid the annoying 100 ml liquid limits on your next vacation