Tales from the Tarmac
Plan to hit the road, skies, tracks, or deep blue sea with your baby or toddler? Use these good, bad, and sometimes very ugly stories from experienced parents to help set you up for success—instead of a travel nightmare!
Megan flew the day after the liquid ban was imposed and had to throw away all liquids before even getting on the plane. Not only did they not offer 3-year-old Jax anything to drink once on board, there was too much turbulence for the flight attendants to get up and offer beverages during the flight. They flew for four hours with nothing for him to drink.
This one is a two-parter. First, know the Transportation Security Administration’s rules here:
- Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
- Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint.
- Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to additional screening and Officers may ask you to open a container.
The other option is to bring an empty cup or bottle and purchase beverages once you’ve gotten through security. Sometimes it’s just worth avoiding the hassle.
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