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TSA Travel Tips: Traveling with Aerosols

Image result for aerosol cans sunscreenSpring and summer travel means traveling with the popular aerosol sunscreens - but what exactly does the TSA allow in a checked bag and in a carry-on?  Review the TSA's guidelines on traveling with aerosols in today's Travel Tips blog post.

 

When students and chaperones pack for a school trip, they will likely want to include bottles of aerosol hairsprays, deodorants, shaving cream, sunscreens, body mists, and all of their other favorite toiletries.  But in order to avoid having any items confiscated in the security lines, be sure to follow the TSA guidelines. 

 

Here are the TSA Guidelines for traveling with aerosols:

 

TSA has determined that liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard aircraft. So it is important to remember that all liquid, aerosol and gel items must be stored in containers 3.4 ounce or smaller. All of the 3.4 ounce containers must fit in a sealed 1-quart, clear plastic, zip-top bag, and only one plastic zip-top bag is permitted per passenger inside carry-on baggage.

 

If you want to travel with your full-size aerosol containers of antiperspirant, hairspray, suntan lotion, shaving cream, and hair mousse, you can do so by packing them in your checked baggage. 

 

You can read more about the TSA's liquid policies here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule.

 

Bottom line?  Pack all the sunscreen and hairspray you want, just make sure it's in your checked baggage.  Otherwise, make sure it's 3.4 ounces or smaller and in a plastic zip-top bag. 

 

Happy Packing!

  

Topics: Trip Leader Tips, TSA

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