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I used the bag that came with various size containers from the dollar store (a whopping CAD $2 plus HST) and there was no problem. Quality of both the bag and containers seemed okay.


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Technically, yes, they want the baggie of freedom. They have a supply of them right before security, so you could transfer your liquids into one at the airport. In practice, my liquids usually go through in a washing bag with one clear side that stays in my bag. This has never caused me any problems and I have not been asked to move my liquids into a ...


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They did not mention a specific named type, but they provided the exact sizes for the allowed 1-litre plastic bags along with the required features, from catsa.gc.ca (linked in the official Pearson website): Containers of liquids, food and personal items in your carry-on must be 100 ml/100 grams (3.4 oz) or less. All containers must fit in one clear, ...


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Domestic departures and arrivals are not separated in the USA so your task is to get inside security. That's easy! Buy a refundable ticket for a flight say 6-8 hours later than your meeting, walk through security and the moment you have crossed security, cancel your ticket for a full refund. Of course you want to check the fine print before you do this but ...


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The policy is actually fairly reasonable, and the base reason is that they can't run an analytical chemistry laboratory at the checkpoints (nor find staff that can both understand the results and work for a government salary). The hydrogen peroxide mentioned in another answer is one possibility. Looks just like water. The stuff you buy at the drug store ...


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tl;dr: Airports like to sell drinks (and it may increase security) As described by @jpatokal it is indeed possible to make explosives out of some liquids, and thus airlines used security as a reason to ban all liquids. Though the amount of terrorist attacks prevented by this is probably in the range of 0-1 (which could of course make it worth the effort), ...


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Because it's difficult to tell apart a bottle full water from a bottle full of a chemical like hydrogen peroxide that could be used to make liquid explosives. There was one hare-brained terrorist plot that apparently tried this in 2006, and because "passenger convenience" will always lose out to "bureaucratic ass-covering" when it comes to security theater, ...


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Some countries will vary, but the US and Australia are pretty similar (like many countries, they follow the US in many rules), and since I know where the Aussie rules are, I'll cite those: Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 4) Also I realise there's a new version, feel free to update, I can't figure out the blasted site. Anyway, ...


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Canada The Canadian TSA website says that you can indeed pack disposable razors and cartridges in your carry-on: Disposable (safety) razors and blade cartridges Carry On Baggage: Yes Checked Baggage: Yes European Union Whereas the website of the European TSA-equivalent organisation mentions razors (without mentioning disposable or not) ...


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In some countries (like Brazil) you cannot declare an item as you leave. People started using it to obtain a legal receipt to items they managed to smuggle inside the country. Now the only accepted form to prove an item was your prior to your trip is having the original receipt with the date you bought it. As a side note, in Brazil (I don't know how does ...


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Depending on your nationality, some countries allow you to declare new items of value before you depart the country, so that when you return there is a record that you had it before you left home. Both the US and Canada have a system for doing this and I imagine many other developed nations do as well. If you have bought anything of higher value such as ...


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For a start, if it's in a box, it's going to look new. So chuck out any packaging. If it's a camera/cellphone/computer, if you've got stuff on it, that's easy to show it's been used - you can turn it on and show them you actively use it. For clothing etc, there's not much really, but hopefully all price tags were long removed too. Photos of you in the ...


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It's very unlikely to set off the metal detectors. Think about how many people walk through wearing eyeglasses, or in the good old days, shoes (which often contain small metal pieces). If it does set off the detector, do not panic. Just tell them you have this thing, they can touch your finger, and they will probably wave their metal-detector wand around ...


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Companies like the mentioned limousine service, as well as some big tour operators like cruise lines, bus tours, etc sometimes have licensed meet & greet staff. These staff have had to undergo security clearance and are issued airport ids that allow them access to gate areas. It is possible to be issued a temporary gate pass when sending off and ...


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Yes, it's still possible, but it's at the airline's discretion. I have two online sources for this: Family Going on a Trip? You Can Walk them All the Way to the Boarding Gate if You Ask Airlines allow for "companions" to acquire what's called a "gate pass," which allows you to walk your traveling loved ones all the way to the final gate. To get ...


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Actually, while you're saying you're in Europe and have linked to the TSA Blog, the answer is actually there, if you read between the lines: Crystallization – This is the type that you flex or squeeze to activate. They contain liquid and require adherence to our 3-1-1 guidelines. They can be packed in both carry-on and checked baggage. SO the key ...



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