If you're planning on flying somewhere this Thanksgiving, don't let all the Transportation Security Agency's strict rules make you crazy. Here's the basic gist:
- On September 26th, the ban on liquids, gels, and aerosols was changed. Now you can carry on your toiletries, packed in a quart-size Ziploc baggie, one bag per person.
- Each individual item has to be less than 3 oz, and fit easily in the closed bag.
- Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed.
- If you have too many toiletries to fit in the small baggie, you're going to have to check it in your suitcase (bummer).
- Of course, if you have a medical condition or a baby, there are no limits on amounts of liquids or prescription drugs for you. Just make sure you speak with the security people about it.
- You're only allowed to bring beverages purchased near your gate after you pass through security.
Fit's Tips: People = Germs. It's an unfortunate truth. Get yourself a travel size hand sanitizer and keep it in your purse to de-germ at every possible moment - just make sure it's 3 oz or less.