Holiday Travel Tips For Flying On A Plane

By bonneville on December 2, 2020
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The holidays can get hectic, especially when you’re traveling. Be mindful of the things you are considering taking on a plane, because some things may not pass TSA! Check out our list of tips to get you through your holiday travel!

  • Avoid wrapping presents: It is likely that TSA will unwrap your gift for further screening. To make things easier, consider placing your gift in a box or a bag that can be easily opened instead of wrapping it. 
  • Consider what types of gifts you are bringing: Knives and toys designed to look like weapons are not permitted. Certain sporting goods like lacrosse sticks and bats must be transported in checked luggage. The 3-1-1 liquids rule also applies to snow globes. Generally, snow globes smaller than a tennis ball are acceptable, but larger globes must be packed in checked luggage.
  • Traveling with food: If you’re unsure if your food item should go in a checked bag, consider this: If you can spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it or pour it, then pack it in your checked bag.
  • Traveling internationally: If you’re traveling internationally, check with Customs and Border Protection before bringing food into the United States. This is to prevent pests and certain diseases from entering the country. 
  • Wash your hands, wear a mask, and keep a distance of six feet: The pandemic hasn’t gone away just yet. Make sure you protect yourself, wear a mask and keep your hands clean!

Check out the entire TSA item checklist HERE.

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