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Old 07-05-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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I am flying domestically at the end of the month but have an 8 month old that will of course want formula at some point during the trip. I am assuming they will not allow premixed bottles, so am I expected to just buy water in the airport or what?

If anyone has been through this, would appreciate input.

thanks!!
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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You might want to try the ready made formula just for the flight. Most airlines should allow that, but just call them to be on the safe side.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I would never ask a car mechanic to remove my tonsils. I would go to an expert on the subject.

Here's what the experts say........
Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare larger liquids. Prescription medications, baby formula, juice and milk (when traveling with an infant or toddler) are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.

TSA working with our partners. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.

» 3-1-1 Gains International Acceptance


This is the link to thw TSA website. TSA | Transportation Security Administration | 3-1-1 on Air Travel
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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Thanks South Range. I was hoping someone knew.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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Are you still nursing the baby at all? I'd highly recommend upping your milk supply a bit in anticipation of the trip. I've traveled extensively with babies and the trip is so much easier if you don't have to rely on outside foods.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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Are you still nursing the baby at all? I'd highly recommend upping your milk supply a bit in anticipation of the trip. I've traveled extensively with babies and the trip is so much easier if you don't have to rely on outside foods.
I wish. My son is on soy formula, can't wait to be done with that.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NW Charlotte, NC
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You could bring bottles with just premeasured powdered formula in them, and mix with water as needed, either @ the airport (past security) or on the plane...
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:11 PM
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Location: Near West Burbs, IL
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As long as you're with a baby, no worries on formula. Just tell them when you go through security. We flew in april and had no problems--other than the fact we got chosen to be randomly inspected and they actually patted down our son...

We had two bottles of premixed formula and one can of canned formula.
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