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Old 05-19-2019, 11:39 AM
 
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Do you need to take the bags out of your carry on and put them in the bins? I know I done it before it canít remember if you have to. One time I had a large bottle of sunscreen lotion in my purse that I forgot about. Much larger than 3 oz and not in a zip lock bag. Nobody noticed or said anything to me.
Yes, but I've forgotten to do it before and it's never been mentioned (and there might have been once I forgot and put it at the very bottom of a large rucksack and didn't feel like digging it out and just hoped they wouldn't say anything... jerk move but it did work out). I also tend to forget about things like gel-type lip gloss in my makeup bag, and then later I unpack and remember it was in there, but even stuff like that counts so I try to remember to put it in the bag as well. Usually I try to make sure the ziploc bag is at the top of my carryon so it's easy to pull out.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Peel the paper wrapping off of dynamite, and dump the gutta percha and nitro into a baggie. Put the blasting cap in a makeup tube. Walk on by.

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Peel the paper wrapping off of dynamite, and dump the gutta percha and nitro into a baggie. Put the blasting cap in a makeup tube. Walk on by.

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Received a visit from the FBI yet?
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Received a visit from the FBI yet?
Paranoid much?
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:25 AM
 
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Helpful and fully legal hint: Carry an empty water bottle in your carry-on, then fill it at the water fountain after you clear security.

Saves buying overpriced bottled water in an airport shop, too.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Timely question. We are traveling with friends who are only taking carryon and backpack. They are going for 3 weeks. I was trying to understand the toiletries part because 3 oz of shampoo or something may not be enough for 3 weeks. I wonder if they are assuming that most hotels will provide. We did find that generally in Europe they did provide some toiletries but not the way they do it in the US where I usually end up taking home their samples!
Well I am certain that for our 2 weeks we will be taking some checked luggage as well so no issue for moi.
When I go somewhere for weeks to months - I just buy that stuff there. It doesn't cost much, and the quality is most likely better...
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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Do you need to take the bags out of your carry on and put them in the bins? I know I done it before it can’t remember if you have to. One time I had a large bottle of sunscreen lotion in my purse that I forgot about. Much larger than 3 oz and not in a zip lock bag. Nobody noticed or said anything to me.
I always take mine out unless I'm TSA Pre-check. I even have a separate gallon bag of all my electronic "spaghetti"- chargers, cords, adapters, etc. that I put in a bin because I've had a few delays while they pulled my carry-on aside to go through the contents. Not part of the rules at all, but in Zurich they actually thanked me for doing that. My feeling is that anything that might be a concern is best put out in the bin so they can see it rather than having to follow up after seeing a shadowy X-ray image.

As for the sunscreen- yeah, they miss stuff. DH had a cigarette lighter in his toiletry bag (back when they were confiscating them) for a few years before it was found by the TSA.

To get back to the OP- I agree that they probably don't match number of baggies per person as much as number of baggies per carry-on so they might miss a second one but I wouldn't count in it and would make sure that anything valuable that you DON'T want confiscated could fit in a single bag.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I've had back luck in other countries where they will make you throw it away (in particular Mexico) on your return back.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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With TSA Pre, nobody is going to know if you have a quart zip lock in both carry-on bags.
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