FAA and TSA Requirements for Packing Travel Size Toiletries

Posted by Cheap Travel Sizes on August 23, 2013.

FAA and TSA Requirements for Packing Travel Size Toiletries

  Travel size toiletries not only help you save space in your luggage any time you travel, but also weigh less. With many airlines having new baggage weight limits for both checked and carry-on bags, packing smaller sizes of your favorite brands also helps to avoid excess weight fees. Further, these items meet and satisfy the current FAA and TSA guidelines for liquids, aerosols and gels. The current guidelines allow each passenger to carry on bottles or containers in sizes of 3.4 ounces or less. However, all of your toiletries and other small containers must be able to fit into a single, transparent quart-size bag. You are limited to the total number of items you are able to carry on board by how many you can easily fit into the quart-size bag. Any additional items must be placed into your checked baggage.

In addition to your travel-size toiletries, larger liquids are allowed to be carried onto the plane in certain circumstances. For example, medications, medically required liquids, baby formula, baby food, and breast milk are able to be taken onto the plane. These items do not have to be placed inside a quart-size bag. But, you must notify the Transportation Security Administration agent during the screening process and inform them you have larger items in your carry-on bags. Additional screening may be performed on the items, where you might be required to open the containers. Although not required, to speed up the screening process, it is recommended you label all your larger items.