May 17, 2011

Flight Plan: What's in your 3-1-1?

Remember Monica from Friends?  I am not as neat or as organized, but I am just as irritating when it comes to packing.  Trains/buses are easier, but what I am at my irritating best is when I am packing for a flight.  There are a million things I just HAVE to take and a million regulations that the airlines follow.

Over time I have found that following the US goverment - TSA regulations - is the easiest way through airport security checks, be it domestic or international.

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From the TSA website:  3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.

These are the things I usually carry in my bag.

These go into a Ziploc packet.

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I never bother with any makeup on flights, especially the longer ones.   Just a few things so that I don't land looking like I just got up from my sleep (which is usually the case) - and these don't need to go into separate pouches since they aren't liquids.
  • Hand-sanitizer sheets.
  • Wet tissues (love the Olay Daily Facials wet cleansing cloth).
  • Tic Tac.
  • Powder foundation - Chanel Mat Lumiere - because that's the only powder foundation I have right with me right now :D
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My skin gets awfully dry and tired, so I take these along.
  • A hydrating mask to use if I get the chance to (Ponds Age Miracle Total Renewal Treatment Mask).  I haven't yet tried using it, though - didn't want to scare the other passengers (and I always ask for an aisle seat).
  • An empty spritzer bottle is easy to use.  Just fill with regular water once on board the flight and spritz on to give a boost of moisture.  No problem carrying it on board since it's empty otherwise :)
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That's what goes into my bag - or most of it anyway.  What do you carry in your bag for longer journeys?

My mom always carries biscuits/snacks and water whenever she is traveling anywhere (bus/car/train).  She learned it the hard way - I was a really small kid, about 3 years old, and we were stuck on the Jammu-Srinagar highway for a day or two due to the snow.  I wonder what I would have done had I been in her place!!!!!

32 comments:

  1. ohkie.... for a momnt,,,,, i saw d 3rd pic, n i ws like channel crazy girl buys mints from chanel too... kihkhihki

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  2. Hehheee is regular non-Chaneli tictacs :D

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  3. thanks- this is going to help me a lot as im supposed to be travelling all of the 2nd half of May!!

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  4. Hiii Bee...:) :) Holiday travel or work?

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  5. why does your blog doesnt show my comments at once ?? He hates me :( :( :'(

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  6. You so much sounded like my mom when I read the first 5 lines :P :P :P
    When we go to phoren mum gets sooo crazy,I am definitely sending her a link to this article,she would be like on the top of the world :D :D :D

    Oh and you back from your vacations so soon ? :P

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  7. Heeeee...is comment moderation turned on, Ritika :D Comments have to be approved by me to show up..:P

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  8. I am vacationing at home only :D

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  9. and pls plssss dont try mask on flight...... :| i am imagining it and lol

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  10. you know i carry more or less (rather more) of wht you hv put down...but i rarely use any...the max is just wipe face..brush brush, comb and done...i dont know why i even carry...(ok i hv a reason..but its best not said in public :P)

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  11. Priya, I kept the mask with me but I keep wondering how people could use it..I think not in Economy at least :D :D :D :D

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  12. but it will be relaxing ...i tried it yest and loveeeeed it

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  13. Where did you manage to find it..Spar?

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  14. no i went to the close by H&G and it was easily avail...i dont know why i didnt see it earlier...also the SA's hardly know abt it...its like pushed inside the ponds counter..not really visible ..so if u r just glancing u will not find it...

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  15. Finally blogger is up!! Nice post Rads/...me to agree with this pouch fitting thing..It makes life so easy...and nice list pf products to carry!! :D :D :D :D: D :D

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  16. Hiii Cali..you feeling better now? Ya blogger disappeared for a while na :D

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  17. yeah...some maintenance!! :P :P .....Me had hot hot tea...so feeling a lot better..have swelling around my eyes and face...Low BP thing..will take steam now....

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  18. Me seriously think you worry too much..I don't know why I feel so..but that's what I feel. You bother about yourself na first, Cali..other people will come around after a while :(

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  19. :* :* but you do have a nice caring hubby..:)

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  20. yeah..me worry a lot...about hubby, about mom dad...sigh!! ..I just can't close my eyes and sleep peacefully..I keep thinking and thinking and getting mad till 3-4 AM daily and then after getting tired of thinking I sleep..and then wake up again at 6 to get ready for office!! :| :| All has taken toll on my health now!!

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  21. Oh my gosh I hate you...you are so organized and composed...me packing is the result of God's debris and getting worse.....in my check in bags I always over pack and my hand luggage I always under pack...:(

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  22. In my hand luggage, that is generally my laptop bag, there the laptop and some of the things you pointed...

    Liked the idea of hand sanitizing wets, they always throw my alcohol away :( Thanks RAdsu :D


    Also I will copy your idea of spritz bottle :P

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  23. Oh I always carry a pair of football socks :D cause I usually go to the airport in flip flops so my feet gets insanely cold, also I take a shawl for my head and wrap it as the air conditioning can make my ear hurt...

    Also i do as your mommy and take snacks from the DF as i also travel with a hungry and helpless kid aka my hubby :P

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  24. I really didnt know there we hand sanitizing wipes.. I have to look for them. I also carry more or less the same stuff.

    I am super bugged with fashion and you . they received my courier on 2nd of may and abhi tak they are saying they havent received it. I am supeer buggedd.. :((

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  25. Huh??? You have the courier bill tracking id? Call them up and tell them that.

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  26. Deb - I fill everything to the max. Laptop goes in separate bag - you are allowed to carry a separate laptop bag naa...is why I got that handbag - carries laptop, these pouches, camera. So that weight doesn't get added to the hand baggage ka 7 kg limit :P

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  27. i have told them, yelled.. they now saying they'll call me tomorrow morning.. sucks!

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  28. Na re me no take hand luggage as that...we check in everything only like my laptop bag and hubby's laptop cause we can use that to discount on the check in weigh and also we hate carrying stuff around :D

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  29. That is a neat list Rads. Though I am very organized this time I was too messy carrying things randomly and ended up not using most of it :( While coming back space and weight became an issue and my hubby was Grrrr seeing the unused pouch of makeup :(

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