Welcome to the updated list of
frequently asked questions on airport security screening. We are
confident that most travelers will find the answers they need by
scrolling through this list.
If you need
special assistance, refer to the section on Frequently Asked
Questions about how to get help with frequently asked
Q:Can I freeze my toothpaste and take in on the plane if I keep
it in a sealed thermos?
Yes, but only for short flights and only if the thermos is rated
R80 or above by the International Standards Institute. A thermos
with this rating will keep most toothpastes frozen for the duration
of a 75-minute flight.
allowances for flight delays or your thermos may have to be
jettisoned en route.
Q:What about Popsicles?
They must be consumed before the door of the aircraft is
Q:Is the cream filling in a Hostess Twinkie considered a
An Administrative Law Judge is expected to render a preliminary
ruling on this issue shortly. Please
check back frequently.
Q:What about jelly doughnuts?
We confiscate those.
Q:What kind of drops can I bring?
You can bring small quantities of eye drops, nose drops and ear
drops, provided the containers are no more than four ounces, three
ounces and two ounces, respectively, in any combination, and the
total number of ounces is not a prime number.
Q:Do I have to remove my babys booties?
We dont know.