Monday, September 25, 2006

Who says the TSA is unreasonable??


Having just bought and left behind some non-explosive toothpaste and similar items in Virginia (I don't check bags, regardless of how long I'll be on the road), I am happy to see that the Transportation Security Administration has eased its restrictions on what you are allowed to pack in your carry-on bag. The press release is here.

What it all boils down to is that you may now carry travel-size toiletries (three ounces or less each) in a quart-size Ziploc bag. You may also now take the soda you bought in the secure area onto the airplane, so you won't be at the mercy of the airline to keep you hydrated (or caffeinated, or liquored up)...

The fabulous photograph above is courtesy of TSA and shows the agency's idea of what you might carry. This rule change would be much funnier if the TSA would only allow you to carry those specific items. New slogan: "Unless you carry Scope, the terrorists truly win."

3 comments:

lulu said...

Are they freaking kidding me? I am a girl, a girl who loves products. I use at least 6 products on my hair alone. Factor in skin products, make-up and dental hygine, and I am looking at the 2 gallon sized bag, not the quart.

The tagline should be something like "If your hair looks good, the terrorists win"

Holly said...

And I had just figured out how to smuggle the two make-up items I use! I guess I'll have to find a new thing to be po-ed about. The plastic baggy thing is freaking hilarious - so is the only approved brands thing. Just so you know - I'm not putting my two items in a stupid plastic bag.

Chase said...

Ummmm - A...please tell me that is not YOUR foundation and sparkly stuff in that zip lock...