If you're flying in...


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Oct 21, 2005
Limerick, PA
02 Passat Wagon - evil gasser :)
Travel Tips from the TSA
Place all liquids, gels and items with similar consistency in your checked baggage. Items such as lotions, toothpastes, shampoos and conditioners are not allowed in carry-on baggage. Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry or other accessories that contain metal when traveling through the security checkpoints:
  • Heavy jewelry (including pins, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, body piercings, cuff links, lanyards or bolo ties)
  • Clothing with metal buttons, snaps or studs
  • Metal hair barrettes or other hair decoration
  • Belt buckles
  • Under-wire bras
  • Hidden items such as body piercings may result in your being directed to additional screening for a pat-down inspection. If selected for additional screening, you may ask to remove your body piercing in private as an alternative to the pat-down search.
  • Take metal items such as keys, loose change, mobile phones, pagers, and personal data assistants (PDAs) out of your pockets.
  • Place heavy jewelry and other metal items in your carry-on baggage or in plastic bags if they are offered, until you clear security.
  • Pack all your coats and jackets in your baggage when possible. All coats and jackets must go through the X-ray machine for inspection. These include, but are not limited to, trench coats, heavy winter coats, suit jackets, sport coats and blazers. If you choose to wear an outer coat or jacket to the checkpoint, you will need to either place it in your carry-on or put it in the bin that is provided for you.
REMINDER: You are required to remove your shoes before you enter the walk-through metal detector. All types of footwear must be placed on the X-ray machine to be screened. If you do not comply with Security Officers, you will not be allowed to board your flight.

TIP: A number of hotels are now offering packaged shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and shaving cream upon check in at no charge. Check with your hotel before traveling.

And if this post isn't long enough, here's a link to the do's and don't's from TSAs web site:
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