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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Deodorant regularly shows up in our top 10 list of search keywords that brought people to our blog. Why wouldn’t it? Many use it and you definitely need it when you travel. There have been times that I’ve been on a hot stuffy plane where the person next to me needed a double dose of it! In fact, one commenter in the early days of the blog asked if we could require passengers to put their BO in quart sized baggies prior to boarding the aircraft.

So… you might be wondering what types of deodorant have to go in the baggies, and what types don’t.

Or, you always have the option of placing deodorant in your checked baggage if you’re checking a bag.

Now, if you’re squared away but still curious as to why you have to do this, take a look at this post.

See you next Tuesday with more travel tips!

Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team

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Submitted by Deborah Zhang on

Thats not very nice. He is just helping.

Submitted by Question Mark on

What the hell are you talking about?

Submitted by M on

for things like deodorant and other toiletries I have no idea why anyone would *want* to travel with a full size much extra space taken up in luggage and so much more potential for spills on your other items (not to mention for the basics like shampoo and conditioner most hotels will give you a bottle for free every day of your stay and if you go through the entire bottle in a day that is kinda crazy. My family of 5 never had a problem sharing that bottle) a bottle of water on the other long as it is still sealed I don't see why that is a's not like you can exchange the liquids while keeping the seal completely in tact.

Submitted by Anonymous on

The TSA itself is a joke.