Liquids in Your Carry-on Bag
After my post last week, I started thinking about the rules for carry-on luggage. If you follow my advice to pack light, you may be concerned about the amount of liquids you are allowed to bring on the plane. The allowance may seem small, but there are ways to make it work.
Shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was formed and new rules were put into place that called for better passenger screening. Many items, such as sharp objects and sports equipment like baseball bats and hockey sticks, were banned from the passenger cabin.
In 2006, more rules were added that disallowed lighter fluid, paint thinner and other flammables. At that time the limitation on personal liquids was also put into place...