When traveling by plane in US...........................

@celticeagle (119003)
Boise, Idaho
September 8, 2009 10:46pm CST
What things should I beware of? I mean when I pack for a US trip what things can I pack and what things can't i? Do I really have to have containers of perfumes and shampoos and lotions that are no more than two ounces? I am planning on just taking like a sport or gym bag size for my clothing and my laptop and the carrying case. Also my purse. That is it. The gym bag will have my clothes which is casual t-shirts and jeans and undies, bathroom articles and toiletries. But I am concerned about prescriptions. Should they only be in the RX bottle or? And, what about make-ups, lotions, and shampoos and conditioners? Do they all have to be in TWO OUNCE containers. I use expensive stuff and it seems ludicrous to me to only be able to take such a small amount. I am not in a situation where i can send them ahead or anything either. What do I do? Does it take a long time for you to go through the line to have all this checked? And, do I have to check in with my ticket ahead of time. What is all that about? I have not flown for probably 25-30 years. Yes, REALLY! So I am totally in the dark. I want very much to be prepared. What traspires? What do they expect from you so I don't have to be in the process all day? HELP! I am a bit nervous about it because it has been so long and I want to be sure I am prepared and have my things prepared correctly so I won't be a problem to them and they won't be a problem to me and my experience after so long. Your help is much appreciated.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Call the airline and ask them for sure about the ounces I do know that you need to put some of thses things in ziplock bags and have in bag thast goes under the plane
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@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 09
RIGHT! Just call the airline! Huh! I could have done that long ago and avoided this discussion topic completely. Silly girl! No, I was turned on to a site that is very informative. Thanks.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Sep 09
well yes ya could have and I would have but glad you found a site that lets ya know what to do now! hugsssssssss
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@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 09
hugggsssssss your ownself.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
9 Sep 09
Ofcource we need to have all our things with us safe like paasport, visa and other important stuffs... Getting healthy nice foods is rare when comparing to india i guess.. Arrange a indian home made in US... Also don't take so many stuffs with u like perfume and costumes.. Get from there to use... Mobile and contact informations must to have with you.If u know someone is United States take all those info's and keep with u ...' maintain notes whatever u do ..be prepared for evrything
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@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 09
Ah, yes! The all popular girl scout motto: Be prepared! Good advice. Thanks.
• India
24 Sep 09
All the very best
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Hey celticeagle! Last time I flew I had a few issues with makeup/lotions. If you pack them in the bag you check..it's no big deal. But if you carry on..then it has to be in clear plastic bottles..the 2 ounce ones. Oh..and they need to be put in a plastic zip lock bag too. They had a garbage can there full of makeup and lotions that they made people throw away before boarding. If I were you, I'd just put my stuff in the checked bag so you don't have to worry about it. Dress comfey too. Shoes that are easy to take off. They made us take our shoes off and send them through the x-ray machine too. I'd suggest getting there about an hour and a half before time to board. It can take a while if there are a lot of people.
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@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Sep 09
Gotcha! Thanks. Are you sure it is 2 ouncers or 4?
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I would go with two ouncers to be on the safe side. It may be 4 but I would hate to chance it. There may be some more info on the airport's website too.
• United States
10 Sep 09
I sugjest all your liquids go in your bag you are checking at the airport not in a carry on bag. I ended up having to throw away all my shampoo and that sort of stuff. Thought i was being smart , not wanting it to accidentally open up in my check bag and get all over my clothes. So next time I travel i will seal my liquids in ziplock type bags in my checked bag.
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@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 09
I am not taking a checked bag.
@23uday (2998)
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi friend, I am doing here job when got a chance in US.I will travel to US in a plane, I will do a job for 2 to 3 years experience after that i will try to US jobs If i get a good job then i will travel to US. I can go their for study purpose and then job in US. have a great day.
@celticeagle (119003)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Sep 09
That was interesting. Thanks.