Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Travel Tips

Summer is just around the corner so here's a few insider tips to help get through the hue and cry of air travel!

Quite a bit of time has passed since the "no liquids" rule was changed last year. Please keep in mind that beverages are not allowed through security, so guzzle that starbucks or chug the coke before getting in line. You are allowed to take some liquids (toiletries, makeup, etc) through security if they meet the following criteria
1. 3 ounces or lighter
2. In a quart sized ziplock bag
3. Only 1 per passenger
You may fill the bag with as many items as will fit comfortably within it. At security, remove the bag from your carry on items, as it must be scanned separately from all other luggage.

Of course, it goes without saying that larger portions of the same items are allowed in checked luggage. For more information, please visit for more information about what can and cannot be carried or checked.

If you are sending the kids to go see Grandma and Grandpa and they're flying on their own, please verify your airlines unaccompanied minor policy. There are fees involved for children between 5 and 14, and you may be limited to only non-stop flights. I've heard of too many cases where a family thought they could circumvent the rules, buy a ticket from a website like Orbitz or Expedia, and get to the counter, only for the child to be denied boarding because there is a connection or a stop along the itinerary.

Have fun flying! Go visit the beach

Or see Mickey!
Whatever you do, have a good Summer, and hopefully, I'll post something else before it's over!

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