Prefer to carry on your bag?
Whether you fly weekly or only once in a while, getting through airport security can be a pain.
Especially when it comes to having a ready-supply of TSA-approved sizes of your favorite toiletries,makeup or grooming products?
The TSA 3-Ounce Rule
The official rules for liquids, aerosols and gels in your carry-ons, directly from The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website:
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
In the crunch of security lines, we find the rules are not always consistently applied; yet nothing is worse than having to hand over your favorite shaving lotion or bottle of makeup because it’s 3.5 ounces or bigger.
A Monthly Delivery of Trial Size Samples
About six months ago I joined Birchbox and signed up to get monthly deliveries of trial-sized samples of high-end makeup and grooming products.
For $10 per month, including shipping, I receive a box with trial sizes of products, most of which are the travel friendly size of 3.4 ounces or less.
All that was missing was a box of men’s grooming products for Mr. Jones. But now there is a new Men’s box from Birchbox. Interestingly, it costs $20 per month, double the price of the women’s monthly box.
This is not an affiliate or sponsored post. I’m just sharing a travel discovery.
What’s your strategy for traveling with liquids and gels?