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#1 TammyB

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    Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:16 AM

    Source : International Civil Aviation Organisation

    In line with new global security guidelines issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, all passengers flying through most airports around the world will be subjected to restrictions on the carriage of certain items in their hand baggage, effective June 1, 2007.

    The new security screening measures mean all liquids (even water), gels, pastes and aerosols must be placed in re-sealable transparent plastic bags of certain dimensions.

    Key features of the new guidelines are:

    - Liquids, aerosols, and gels, such as water, drinks, cream, lotion, oil, perfume, spray, hair gel, bath gel, various types of foam, toothpaste, deodorant, or any product of similar substance that is carried in carry-on baggage must be placed in a container not over 100 milliliters (or equivalent amount of measure, i.e. ounces). Substances totaling more than 100 milliliters will not be allowed on board, regardless of how little the amount of liquid, aerosol, or gel it may contain.

    - These items must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. These must fit comfortably within the transparent plastic bag, which must be completely closed.

    - The size of the plastic bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8 inches x 8 inches).

    - The plastic bag must be presented for visual examination at the airport security screening point. Only one transparent plastic bag per passenger will be permitted to be carried.

    - Exemptions will be made for medication, for which prescriptions / medical certificates are required. Baby milk / food and special dietary foods are also exempt.

    To facilitate screening and to avoid a cluttered X-ray image, transparent plastic bags with 100ml containers must be presented separately from other cabin baggage, coats, jackets and laptop computers for X-ray screening at all screening points.

    Passengers are warned that items exceeding the allowed limits will not be permitted to be carried within the hand baggage. The implementation of the new screening measures may differ slightly from airport to airport.

    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:28 AM

      Thanks Tammy! Anyone know how much 100ml is in oz.??

      Also, does anyone know what the deal is with bringing liquor back from Mexico??
      Last time we were informed that if you bought it in the airport they would carry it onto the plane for you. However, when we went to buy our liquor they said we couldn't buy it for our particular plane - something like the time limit had expired. There were signs saying that you had to buy it no more than an hour before (or something like that) but when we went to the counter (well within our time frame) they told us we couldn't buy it. Martin was totally bummed that he couldn't get his Johnny Walker Black. So this time we want to make sure we are within whatever limits there are so we can bring back our liquor, damnit! ;P

      Also, what is the total amount of alcohol you can bring back - 2L? And does this 2L combine both your carry-on and checked luggage? Do they actually check this?

      Thanks!

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      #3 TATrisha

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      Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:34 AM

      I believe it is 3.5 oz... or it was when I flew in March/April. And everything had to be in a ziplock bag. Luckily, they gave away bags if you forgot (my aunt did). Otherwise everything gets thrown away

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      #4 Fotini

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        Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:40 AM

        I went to london recently and not only was the liquid thing really annoying. but they wouldnt let us on with 2 carryons. The security lady made me shove my purse into my other bag... and i dont think it had to do with the airline it was the airport checkpoint!

        #5 TammyB

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          Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:41 AM

          I thought 100ml was 3.0 ounces.

          And when I went to Cabo in November, they allowed you to purchase liquor at the duty free shop, inside the airport and you were allowed to bring in on the plane (not opened) but you weren't allowed to bring any outside liquor. They give you a special tag saying you got it there.

          #6 soulmates

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            Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:45 AM

            Thanks for posting that information!!!

            #7 LadyP

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              Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:46 AM

              thank you for the warning.

              #8 CourtneyV

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                Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:26 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
                Also, does anyone know what the deal is with bringing liquor back from Mexico?? Last time we were informed that if you bought it in the airport they would carry it onto the plane for you. However, when we went to buy our liquor they said we couldn't buy it for our particular plane - something like the time limit had expired. There were signs saying that you had to buy it no more than an hour before (or something like that) but when we went to the counter (well within our time frame) they told us we couldn't buy it.
                Ya, most places won't let you if it is less than one hour - but some are more persistant that more than one hour is needed - you just have to get the nice clerk!

                You do have to buy at duty free. If you try to bring it from outside they will throw it away. Also, they may ask you what flight you're on - when we came back from Mexico in March we bought some, and she asked us what flight... it was because we were on a Canadian flight that we could bring it on board with us (which even we thought was weird - normally they don't even do that), but they will otherwise load it on to the plane for you and you will get it when you arrive at home.

                Random side story (just because I can!): On our flight to Mexico this year, we went when spring break was starting so we had a bunch of really excited groups of college kids and younger on our flight. Well, we were sitting right behind two guys that (a) brought porn magazines onto the flight, which they got into trouble for (the flight attendant was really good about it, she said something like, "those girls are pretty, but they are not welcome on this flight dressed like that! Please put them away!" lol) and (B) they brought their own case of beer on the flight with them... I have NO idea how they got that passed security (welcome to Canada!) but they did... holy cow, the flight attendant was pissed off!! She separated them throughout the plane so that they couldn't scheme anymore, and they were also sitting at the emergency exits which has "responsibilities" and these kids were smashed! It was funny for us, but the F.A. was mad!
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                #9 calyx6

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                  Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

                  100 ml is actually 3.3 oz (30ml = 1 oz). I've seen little kits in Bed Bath and Beyond with empty plastic containers that will pass regulations. But aren't most of us going to be checking in luggage?

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                  #10 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:03 PM

                    Haha, Courtney that's a funny story!


                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by calyx6
                    100 ml is actually 3.3 oz (30ml = 1 oz). I've seen little kits in Bed Bath and Beyond with empty plastic containers that will pass regulations. But aren't most of us going to be checking in luggage?

                    -V-
                    Great, thanks for this info!

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!





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