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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
These are samples of several aerosol items that did not make it past the checkpoint in carry-on baggage and were surrendered to TSA at the checkpoint.

These are aerosol items that were surrendered to TSA at the checkpoint.

Tuesday’s TSA Travel Tip has to do with toiletries in aerosol containers.

Traveling to weddings, birthdays, job interviews, vacations and other special occasions often necessitates that travelers bring along an assortment of aerosol toiletry products that they use on a regular basis in their homes. Typically those products include salon-quality hairsprays, antiperspirants, shaving cream and body mists– typically in large aerosol containers.

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. That way, you’ll be sure to have your favorite toiletries with you when you arrive at your destination.

To ensure that you’ll make it to your destination with your large aerosol can, today’s tip is to pack them in your checked baggage. You can read more about our liquid policies here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule

See you next Tuesday with more travel tips!

Lisa Farbstein
Guest Blogger & TSA Spokesperson

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