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Old 07-21-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think the rules deliberately vary from airport to airport so the bad guys can't guess what they're supposed to do altho sometimes what the TSA does is truly a mystery . I'm only going on a 3-day trip and I just don't want to have to check a bag cause my liquids are too many.
This may be a dumb question, but does a solid deodorant count as a gel? I am assuming gel deodorants are "gels". It also looks like I should get travel-size ones.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Solid tube lipstick doesn't count as a "liquid"....so a solid deoderant shouldn't, either. However, mascara IS considered a "liquid".....

So, for 3 days, just get a small size...you shouldn't be THAT stinky!!!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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Solid tube lipstick doesn't count as a "liquid"....so a solid deoderant shouldn't, either. However, mascara IS considered a "liquid".....

So, for 3 days, just get a small size...you shouldn't be THAT stinky!!!!
Again.. it varies - I was going thu a line where the woman was told, yes - "lipstick is a liquid" . But I've also taken lipgloss and solid perfume no issues ....both were considered more of a "paste".

I travel with my 2yo and take alot of liquids - liquid tylenol, hydrocort. cream, diaper rash cream, lotion for her, a full Costco size packet of wipes plus small bottles of juice and milk.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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I fly 2-3 weeks out of the month and have been in 15 different airports in the past three months.

My solid stick deodorant was not considered a liquid. I've NEVER put my mascara or lipsticks in the 3-1-1 bag and I've NEVER had TSA say a word about it. I often have very small tubes of lip gloss and hand cream not in the 3-1-1 bag, and again, they've never said a word.

Frankly they are far more interested in the cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew (yes, I'm still giggling about the look on the TSA agents face as he stood there with the can in his hand still incredulous that someone had packed it in their carry on) and 32 ounce size Wal-Mart shampoo. I've seem them find that in someone's bag as well--she complained that it "wasn't full" so she should be allowed to bring it. I couldn't make this stuff up.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's definitely larger than what I think of as sandwich sized. I usually use ones that are about 7"x7.5" (sorry, mine are metric--17.7 cm x 19.5 cm).

And you can't jam them really really full--you have to be able to see the contents without problems.
I was about to say the same thing. I just finished making pesto to freeze and I used the sandwhich bags, cause they are cheaper and certainly smaller. They would hold more like 2 cups or possible 3, not 4.

Nita
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