(Closed) What CAN’T you…

posted 9 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Check out this page from the TSA: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

There are some things that are pretty obvious, like an ice pick.  (In case you were thinking, <span style=”font-style: italic;”>I really was hoping to bring mine along…)

But I think you can bring tweezers, nail clippers, and knitting needles (I get bored and the transatlantic flight is looong). 

 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

dont pack anything that goes boom πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Hmm… this is more of a “do”, but I bought one of those outlet converters to take to Italy, and used it a lot! (Mostly just to dry my hair!)

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’ve heard you can pack shaving razors (like the disposable kind) but when I packed them the last time they made me remove them.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ok, i’ll be serious now, are you flying international?

if yes, do not take any bottles with liquids in your handbag or carryon luggage – it will be taken away from you (ie, bottles of water, sunscreen, moisturiser) and nothing sharp, ie knitting needles, nail clippers, scissors, twisers ect

this stuff is ok in your checked luggage but not your handluggage/handbag

use only TSA approved locks on your checked luggage – otherwise they have the right to destroy your bag to get into it.  i use cable ties when we travel, cheaper and easier to get into without damaging our bags

Dos: once you go thru customs & security, buy a bottle of water and take it on the plane with you – refill it during your flight as the teeny tiny cups of water they give you on the plane arent enough to keep you hydrated 

have some money in the currency for the country you are going to – jsut so you can buy a drink or something when you land. this is handy if you have connecting flights so at least you can get something to drink while waiting

take a chocolate bar with you – do not eat it. when you land go thru the “declare” line because usually its smaller so you get in front of the crowd. this is great for smaller island as most people dont have anything to declare.

 smile and be polite – the airline staff hand heard the same jokes/whines & bitching so nothing you have to say is anything new to them.  smile and be early is my advice and we ALWAYS get the exit row πŸ™‚   oh, when checking in, ask for the exit row – extra leg space

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had issues with lighters that I had bought to go with some cigars i bought as gifts!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

really most anything you would travel domestically is acceptable for international travel.  I second Pengy’s recommendation of outlet converters (think camera charger as well as hair dryer)

and NEVER, ever travel with someone who casually mentions during the screening, “you know I don’t need 3 oz of fluid to cause an explosion…”.  Love my hubby….but still shocked they allowed him on the flight!  (glad they did b/c it was our anniversary trip where he proposed)

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A trick I’ve learned in the past year, with a ton of traveling that I’ve done… you can bring an empty- nalgene-ish, bottle with you through the security line.  Just fill it up once you go through security.  It’s cheeper than buying a $5 bottle of waterSmile

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Me? I would really like to go with you though. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@oneflute85… i just had a doh! moment!!!!!   heheh, never thought to take an empty bottle thru (we have bottles on us when where checking in but i throw them away when empty)

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Miss Bru, I will say this–when you come HOME, take lots of wines and cheese most are ok out of fridge…but don’t take sausage!  We saw a guy hand over an ENORMOUS sausage when we left Italy to go home because of swine flu scare.

We wish we would have taken fewer clothes and a travel iron!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@eloping…. its ok, I didn’t know you could until one time I was sitting at the gate and saw someone go and fill up their water bottle.  Now, I won’t ever buy a bottle of water at the airport again πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

Someone may have already mentioned this, but if you’re transferring to European airlines remember that their overhead space is smaller. I know we whine about it in the US, but actually we are quite lucky. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Remember to sign your passport!

This caused me alot of problems when I was trying to come back home.

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