The recent trend of travellers trying to get past their cheesy Sno-globes past the TSA has created a new sub-culture of renegades- Snow globe Insurgents. They believe that the Bush/Cheney fascists that run the airports are violating their unalienable rights to bring a LIQUID onto an AIRPLANE.
Do you know what the first reaction of office-mates and Internet message boards is when I explain the “plight” of one of them that had to hand over his snow globe? “Why didn’t he check it in with baggage instead of carry-on?”
Here’s a message from the TSA..in fact they created a nice-EASY to remember slogan called 3-1-1:
Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume) ; 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. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk 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.