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d15.in.oz

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In regard to the - 1 quart USA plastic bag, for personal travel items (liquids & gels)… I am just back from Woolworths with 2 different GLAD bags.

Both measure less than 20cm by 20cm, but have some printing/branding on them. The smaller one has “glad snap lock” over 20% and the other has branding and cooking instructions over 80% of one side. Neither uses a “zip” style seal at the top (both use snap lock)… are these acceptable to US security or not. If not where should I go to get one?

I am travelling sans checked bags.
 

Evan

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Should be, i used one of those bags with slide across the top closer things and nothing was said, While ago now.

Did anybody else get the info from SQ about the change to and from AU and Japan as well with regards to liquids ?

Flights from Japan
New rules on what is permitted in cabin baggage will take effect from 1 March 2007. The regulations will affect customers flying from Japan, and covers all liquids, gels and aerosols. You are advised to pack your cabin baggage accordingly so as to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. Specific regulations:
  • Liquids, gels and aerosols will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of not more than 100 ml each.
  • These containers must be carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag. The total volume of the bag must not exceed 1 litre.
  • One person is allowed to carry only one such plastic bag.
  • The bag must be removed from cabin baggage and presented to security personnel at the checkpoint for separate x-ray screening.
Medications and special dietary requirements, including baby formula:

  • Are permitted in cabin baggage
  • May be subject to additional security checks
Duty-free purchases:
  • Liquids, gels and aerosols purchased from duty-free shops in Japanese airports are exempt from these regulations.
  • They may however, be confiscated when in transit in other states, according to the regulations of these states.



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Flights to and from Australia

New rules on what is permitted in cabin baggage will take effect from 31 March 2007. The regulations will affect customers flying to and from Australia. You are advised to pack your cabin baggage accordingly so as to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.

The rules cover:
  • all liquids including beverages, soups and syrups
  • gels, including hair and shower gels
  • pastes, including toothpastes
  • creams, lotions and oils
  • contents of aerosol cans, including sprays, shaving foam, deodorants
  • mascara
  • liquid-solid mixtures
  • any other item of similar consistency
Specific regulations:

  • all items mentioned above will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of not more than 100 ml each.
  • These containers must be carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag. The total volume of the bag must not exceed 1 litre.
  • One person is allowed to carry only one such plastic bag.
  • The bag must be removed from cabin baggage and presented to security personnel at the checkpoint for separate x-ray screening.
Medications and special dietary requirements, including baby formula:

  • Are permitted in cabin baggage
  • may be subject to additional security checks
Duty-free purchases:
  • Passengers can still take on board items purchased after the screening point, including duty free.
Passengers may still carry on board the things they would normally take in carry-on baggage, such as cameras; personal music devices; books; and clothing.
Existing restrictions for carry-on baggage remain the same.
For more information on the regulations, click here.
 

Jetsetter

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I think you'll find they will be fine...the snap lock were certainly fine in the UK and Europe, have yet to experiene in the USA - next few weeks will see that tested...
 

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I'm hoping that I'll be able to get away with the GLAD "Lunch" Snap Lock bags that measure 22cmx25cm. The Smaller "Sandwich" bags are only 18x17.

The challenge then is to find all the required toiletaries that one usually takes in the legal size limits. My experience has been that the supermarkets don't really cater for the smaller size items and the place to find them are in paharmacies etc.
 

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cssaus said:
I'm hoping that I'll be able to get away with the GLAD "Lunch" Snap Lock bags that measure 22cmx25cm. The Smaller "Sandwich" bags are only 18x17.

The challenge then is to find all the required toiletaries that one usually takes in the legal size limits. My experience has been that the supermarkets don't really cater for the smaller size items and the place to find them are in paharmacies etc.
Let me know how you go with the bags. I bought the 22cm x 25cm bags, but thought that knowing my luck, I will encounter a particularly anal security officer, so I went back and bought the smaller 18cm x 17cm bags. If anyone knows where you can buy the exact 20 x 20 cm bags, please let me know;)

I agree....finding stuff less than 100 mls is difficult....going to try pharmacies and the $2 shop:rolleyes:
 
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Evan

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About the only thing i take is toothpaste and deorderant ob board, once or twice i have wished i brought shaving stuff but mostly i am just glad for the shower in the lounge if its half way or at the hotel or office if final destination.
But i know what you mena finding small items can be difficult, mostly i end up with freebies (samples) that do the job.

Evan
 

d15.in.oz

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Thanks for everyone’s input; I am back from the US now….and can report the only place I was "over eagerly" inspected, was a smaller regional airport. [Sound familiar to the Australian experience…? Although, I understand why, a little better now - as one hillbilly punter had packed bullets and matches!] Anyway, at this airport, everyone had to remove their plastic bag for separate examination/screening, and the guard took a second look at mine (due to the branding… all the American’s in the queue had perfectly clear bags, with more sophisticated sealing mechanisms than "snap lock"), he asked me if it was a 1 quart bag, and I replied it measured under 20cm x 20cm (i.e. the small Glad sandwich bag) and with that I was waved thru.

[P.S. this trip, my itinerary/whatever didn’t (thankfully) qualify me for quad S secondary screening. And at one of the major airports, I forgot to take the plastic bag out of my carry-on, (too busy fiddling with my shoes etc.) and it went thru the screening without issues. The US seems to be a bit more relaxed at the moment, maybe as it’s a slow travel period over winter.]
 

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AKL airport has free plastic bags stationed on the upper departure level well before the departure gates used by US-bound flights. I haven't bothered using them because (a) they have a huge AIAL logo all over them making hard to see inside (and probably cause an issue with some jobsworth) and (b) the seal mechanism is a sticky bit at the top which you fold over (again probably cause an issue since not ziplock and not able to use more than once).
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
AKL airport has free plastic bags stationed on the upper departure level well before the departure gates used by US-bound flights. I haven't bothered using them because (a) they have a huge AIAL logo all over them making hard to see inside (and probably cause an issue with some jobsworth) and (b) the seal mechanism is a sticky bit at the top which you fold over (again probably cause an issue since not ziplock and not able to use more than once).
I took a few last time while in AKL. They're something like 33cm x 22cm, which I think may be too big for the U.S (Not really sure).

Agree about the foldover sticky seal. Seems to have been a knee jerk reaction from the airport to get them in (Yes it's a great idea though ... just could have been thought out a little better methinks).

Instead I'll probably use them as lunch bags :D
 

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Mal said:
I took a few last time while in AKL. They're something like 33cm x 22cm, which I think may be too big for the U.S (Not really sure).

Agree about the foldover sticky seal. Seems to have been a knee jerk reaction from the airport to get them in (Yes it's a great idea though ... just could have been thought out a little better methinks).

Instead I'll probably use them as lunch bags :D
They probably got too many complaints at the rescreening station for US flights about pax being forced to ditch their toiletries :td:

If they are 33x22cm then yup far too big as well.
 
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