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TSA Travel Tips Tuesday: Valentine's Day Travel Pointers

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
valentine chocolates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this week’s travel tips to Valentine’s Day related items. Here are some common items we see around this time of year.

  • Chocolates - Regular and cream/liquid filled chocolates are good to go.
  • Perfume - Bottles 3.4 ounces and smaller are permitted in your carry-on bag as long as they are placed in the baggie per the 3-1-1 liquid guidelines. Larger bottles may be packed in your checked baggage.
  • Flowers - You can bring fresh flowers through the checkpoint, but not in a container filled with water. We suggest wrapping the stems in damp paper towels and plastic wrap or foil to keep them hydrated while you travel.
  • Gift Baskets - Gift baskets often contain lotions, oils, and perfumes. If you’re carrying these items through the checkpoint, they must adhere to the 3-1-1 liquid guidelines.
  • Wrapped Gifts - It’s permissible to pack wrapped gifts in your bags, but if the gift alarms or requires additional screening, we’ll have to unwrap it.
  • Destination Weddings - If you have a destination wedding planned for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out this blog post on traveling with a wedding dress.

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Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team

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