Ellis Welles was traveling from Athens, Greece to Newark, New Jersey last spring when it finally happened: She was kept aside for extra security checks at the boarding gate.
After a brief search of Welles’ bag, the agent finally pulled out a bag Vibration Shoot it in the air in the form of a bullet from the bag. “Is this an electronic cigarette?” asked the agent. “No Sex toy”, replied with a smile, at which point his personal belongings were quickly returned to him and he was able to leave.
As the number of air passengers increases and returns to pre-pandemic levels, questions about airline etiquette and rules, particularly what passengers can and cannot pack in their luggage, have arisen. For example: Is guacamole solid or liquid? (This is a gel that is subject to the same restrictions as liquids and is not allowed in carry-on luggage unless it is in a 100ml container.)
Here’s a guide to help you navigate the most obscure carry-on rules, with some quiz questions to test your knowledge.
Can I wear my vibrator without triggering a security scene?
Let’s talk a little more about vibrations. According to the Transportation Security Administration, most sex toys, including vibrators, are allowed in carry-on luggage. They can still arrest you, as in the case of Welles. There are a few ways to reduce the chances of these bad encounters, especially if something starts to happen.
Shawn Boothram, intimacy expert and host of the “Lovers and Friends” podcast, recommends Remove the batteries or discharge the batteries Before packing rechargeable toys. Or find one A difficult case “It should be made slightly bigger so that the power button is less pressed when pressure is applied to the bag,” he suggested.
Now there are also vibrators Built-in travel settingsTo prevent stimulation at an inopportune moment, such as a silicone rechargeable vibrator arisesIt has a built-in travel lock.
Again, how is the fluid rule?
“The most common mistake people make is based on prohibited items at airports liquids, gels Y Large sprays in carry-on luggage,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
TSA’s widely publicized 3-1-1 rule dictates that passengers can travel with liquids, gels and aerosols as long as they are in plastic containers. 100 ml In a resealable bag 2.84 liters. So the water bottle will not go through the pre-flight check, How about something of the worst kind, like a jar of peanut butter?
“If possible Dump it, Ex, Spray it, Bring this up One Pour itit’s a liquid, gel or spray,” explained Farbstein. This toy is why Magic 8 ball, cannot pass through a TSA checkpoint filled with liquid. Similarly, A Marble ball. Of course, as Farbstein points out, it’s a version that’s small enough to fit inside a traveler’s bag that the 3-1-1 rule allows.
The 3-1-1 rule was imposed after terrorists in the UK tried to hide liquid explosives on planes in August 2006. These are the types of explosives dogs look for when sniffing passengers’ bags at airports, Farbstein said.
Is it OK to fly with marijuana now?
“TSA does not search for drugs”Farbstein clarified. “Our dogs sniff out explosives, not drugs.”
However, the fact that they are not looking for drugs means that agents will never find them. If they do, TSA officers must report suspected law violations to police, Farbstein said. Although marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in nineteen states and for medical use in 37, it is still illegal under federal law and therefore prohibited on airplanes, although it is technically legal in other states and destinations.
I bought a plant on my trip! Can I take her home?
Some plant lovers may want to fly home a new addition to their collection.
The Floors According to the TSA website, they are allowed on domestic flights as long as they are in the overhead bin or under the plane’s seat. However, returning with potted plants is prohibited Foreign, although a limited number of bare-root (soilless) plants are permitted, provided they meet certain criteria established by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture. There is also additional information for travelers arriving in the continental United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Can I bring my wand from Harry Potter?
If further clarification is required, The TSA has provided a comprehensive and searchable list in which travelers can search any item they bring. Knitting needles, for example, are allowed in hand luggage, as are live fish, as long as they are in water and in a transparent container. But wait, Don’t liquids have a rule?
“Live fish can be transported through security checks”, noted Farbstein. “Of course, to keep them alive, they have to be in the water. TSA agents will inspect the water container where the fish are. The inspection process takes a long time. Aquatic fish do not need to follow the 3-1-1 rule.
The Human remains Ignited ones are a little more troublesome, while cricket bats and cutting boards are best left in checked luggage. Musical instruments, such as violins, are allowed after passing through the TSA checkpoint, but just in case Air tools, suggest to register them. And if you are a fan Harry PotterFear not: wands are allowed on planes.
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