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Sunday, July 5, 2009

To Carryon or Not to Carryon… that is a tough question.

Since the most airlines are now charging for check-on baggage, many of us are trying to carryon even more. The Transportation Security Administration’s carryon restrictions haven’t changed much lately. If for nothing more then refreshing your memory, it’s always a good idea to make sure you know the rules before you pack up.

Back when the restrictions were tighter, I knew someone who packed a needlepoint kit to keep her busy on the flight. The TSA agent found her grandmothers little scissors in the kit, and said she could not carry that on. The agent was nice enough to let her take it back to a shipping kiosk to ship it home. If she hadn’t arrived extra early, her grandma’s scissors would have been lost.

The latest carryon requirements are always on their website at tsa.gov. Recorded information is also available at the TSA’s Contact Center number at 1-866-289-9673. If it’s still confusing, our customers can call us at 360-266-8747 for more information.

For your convenience, we’ll also keep that TSA link on our website at alltheworldtravel.com. We also have a selection of TSA approved items available at our new GO Store. They include the new “TSA approved” laptop computer cases. These cases were designed so the laptops do not need to be removed for x-ray. Please take a look. The GO Store is powered by Amazon, so all charges, returns, and other customer service needs are handled through them.

The TSA have moved their carryon baggage information to this page. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/prohibited-items

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Group Travel

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