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7 TSA Rules Everyone Should Know To Get Through Security Quickly
One things for sure — when heading to the airport, you should allot time for going through TSA. You never know if there will be a long line or not, so knowing the TSA rules and regulations will make the process more efficient.
Most people know the basic TSA regulations such as taking off your shoes, putting your liquids under 3.4 ounces in Ziploc bags, and placing your electronics in separate bins, but there are other regulations that aren’t commonly known, yet they’ll make your experience much more quick.
Here are 7 TSA rules you should know:
You might think that solid foods aren’t allowed in your carry-on, but that is a myth. So if you’re traveling with home-cooked food, you’re more than welcome to bring it on your flight as long as it is solid. Liquid foods such as soups and gravy must be under 3.4 ounces.
You can pack as many of the medications that you will need while traveling. Liquid medication will go through screening by a TSA officer as long as you have your prescription with you. Every state has different rules pertaining to prescription labels, so it’s important to check with your state prior to arriving at the airport.
If you’re a plant parent, here’s some good news: your plants can travel with you! Plants are allowed on the plane as long as it can fit in the overhead compartment or under your seat. Always be sure to check with your state on whether or not the specific plant you are traveling with is permitted.
Drones are awesome for capturing amazing content while traveling and they’re allowed on planes! Just be sure to check with your airline on whether or not they allow drones on board.
If you captured stunning photos on your film camera that has yet to be developed, it’s going to have to go through an inspection by a TSA officer. To ensure your film doesn’t get ruined, you can request that the film goes through a physical inspection — just be sure to ask a TSA officer as soon as you get to the security checkpoint.
In an effort to promote sustainability, the TSA allows eating utensils on flights. You can even bring your own knives, as long as it is round-bladed!
When going through security, you don’t have to take off your expensive jewelry. The TSA doesn’t want you to lose or have your expensive items stolen while going through security.