So when I was double checking the carry-on restrictions for my last post, I happened to come across something very interesting on the TSA’s webpage.
The requirements and restrictions all seamed familiar as I was reading down the list (3.4 ounces or less, in a clear quart-sized plastic bag, ect, ect…). Some of the exceptions were interesting, but nothing was too unusual until the last exception:
“Frozen items are allowed as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 requirements.” http://www.tsa.gov/311/311-carry-ons.shtm
It seems as though you could bring almost any liquid or gel in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces, so long as it is frozen solid when going through security. This seems like an odd loophole, as someone could freeze a liquid right before entering the airport, then melt the liquid before they catch their flight. I wonder how many people have taken advantage of this rule.
Anyway, keep safe, and enjoy your flight!