According to an article in USA Today, according to a review of about 50,000 complaints, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paid passengers $3 million over the last five years for claims that airport security screeners broke, lost or stole their luggage or items inside.1 Just last month (May 13, 2016) a reported 3000 bags were lost after a TSA baggage screening system went offline.2 Now, if that isn’t enough to scare you out of checking your baggage before your next trip…we don’t know what is!
Experts suggest that the best way to avoid having this happen to you is to travel with carry-on baggage only. While we realize that this is not always possible, at the very least, pack key personal care and travel size items in your carry-on bag so you can continue your trip if your checked bags are lost or delayed.3
Perfumes, lotions, shampoos and other liquid or cream cosmetics fall under TSA’s 3-1-1 rule. The 3-1-1 rule goes like this: to be taken in a carry-on bag, all liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce or smaller containers that fit in 1 sealed zip-top plastic bag, with only 1 bag per passenger.4 Here are our tips for making your next vacation “beauty-full” and stress free:
- Perfumes – Roller-ball or rollette perfumes (like TerraNova’s Aire, Rain, Shea Blossom, or Island Song Coco Mango) seem to be the best for travel, along with perfumes under 3.4 oz (like TerraNova’s Traditions Perfume Oils).
- Lotions – Moisturizers, body oils, or lotions should also meet TSA requirements. We recommend 2.25oz travel size bottles.
- Gels – When packing for travel, it’s always great to have multi-tasking products that do double-duty like our TerraNova 2.25oz travel size shower and bath gels that can be used for shower, bath, or as a shave gel for a nic-free shave.
- Other Liquids – Fragrance sprays or aerosols should also be under 3.4oz. We recommend our NEW 2.25oz travel size Pikake Watermist, an alcohol free body mist that softens and keep skin hydrated with botanicals.
Follow these tips and keep your next getaway stress free! Bon Voyage! 🙂
1 “Lost, stolen, broken: TSA pays millions for bag claims, USA TODAY investigation finds,” USA Today.com, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/02/tsa-damage-tops-3m/29353815/