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Old 05-19-2019, 03:48 AM
 
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My friend says she brings several bags and security never says anything. But online all I read is only 1 bag is allowed.
Also can they be unmarked? Like buying 1oz bottles and pouring in some shampoo etc.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I started getting lazy about the zip-loc rules, and nobody ever said anything.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Last time I got my (small, travel size) bottles and few nail polish bottles put into a quart size ziplock by a custom worker. They barely fit into it and she wasn't able to zip it close. I got a warning, but I think she was just a bit too much by the books. This was the only incident ever. On an International flight.
No one ever checked on that on any of the national flights.
However SEVERAL zip locks with fluids probably would raise suspicions.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:00 AM
 
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You’re only supposed to have one. I know some people have gotten away with more, but I wouldn’t bank on it.

What you probably can get away with is one bag per carryon. I mean, the person who is manning the screen on the scanner probably isn’t keeping track of which bags belong to whom.

Unmarked bottles are fine.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:56 AM
 
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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.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:22 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.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:46 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Doesnt really address the OPs question, but I always remind people to not get to hung up with the soap/shampoo/deodorant 3 oz. limitations and packing of them. Having traveled extensively unless you are going to a remote area of the world, the usual toiletries are readily available either at the airport, many train station shops, stores like Aldis, Lidls, Coles, Tessco and other local stores. Might not be your brand, but something is available.

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Old 05-19-2019, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The rules say one bag (plus an exception for larger medically necessary items- my four ounce bottle of contact lens solution gets its own bag) but the TSA remains not very good at catching violations of many rules so it’s not surprising that additional bags get missed

We pay for PreCheck so as long as one of those lines are open, the little bags stay in the big bag for me
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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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.
Products like shampoo bars are perfect for situations like this. They're solid, so there's no need to put them in the liquids bag.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:37 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.
Only if they instruct you to. I would have the bag near the top of your carry on, just in case.

There's plenty that the TSA doesn't catch, but I would recommend to anyone thinking about trying to get anything past them to not gamble with your expensive products. If they do discover that you have more than the limit, they'll have you throw them out.
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