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Traveling by air for the holidays? Tips on what to pack in your carry-on

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

If you’re planning to fly this holiday season, you’ll want to double check what you’re packing.

The Transportation Security Administration and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport have tips on what is and what is not permitted in carry-on bags.

When traveling, the 3-1-1 rule still applies to carry on bags.

Any liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container
  • Be in a 1-quart sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
  • 1 bag is permitted per passenger
  • The plastic bag must be taken out of your suitcase and placed into a screening bin

The size of the bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring and helps ensure quick screening.

There are a few exceptions when it comes to liquids in carry-on bags.

Medications or other items such as baby formula and breast milk are allowed to exceed 3.4 ounces and are not required to be placed in a zip-top bag.

However, the items must be declared for inspection at the checkpoint before you send your bag into the x-ray tunnel.

If you are unsure, place your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes into your checked baggage but make sure they are not HazMat, certain chemicals are not allowed in carry-on or checked bags.

The items displayed feature various items confiscated at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport this year including over 1,700 pounds of voluntarily abandoned property such as knives and brass knuckles as well as HazMat materials such as household chemicals.

Officers at LIT have also collected stun guns, grenades and martial arts tools.

Another issue officers at the airport are dealing with is passengers bringing loaded firearms into the airport.

Practicing the 3-1-1 rule and leaving home without prohibited items will help keep the checkpoint line moving and the travel experience more pleasant for you and everyone else.

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