FAMILIES have to take their own food or drink on some flights after TUI stated that the service would be discontinued due to staff shortages.
For families that don’t want a lot to spend at the airport, there are ways around the 100ml limit.
According to the flight attendant, you can freeze liquids so they will be visible when your hand luggage passes through scanners.
Yahoo! News: “If there is an important liquid that you do not want to carry, but it is worth the extra cost of checking a bag, you can freeze it to pass through the security scanners as a solid.
“Even if it melts a little bit on the ride to the airport, it shouldn’t be a problem as long as it’s stored properly.”
The US Transport Security Administration confirms the rules via their website.
They explain that frozen liquid items can be passed through the security checkpoint provided they have been solidified before being presented for screening.
“If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.”
The USA has a 3-1-1 rule that states all liquids must be less than 100ml when carried onboard as carry-on luggage.
The UK government website doesn’t specifically state that frozen liquids can be allowed. Breast milk is the only exception.
It is possible to allow it through if it is secure.
A former flight attendant suggested that you bring a full water bottle.
She explained that most airports have water fountains and some even have special pumps to quickly refill bottles.
“To keep your bottle full during the flight, just ask your flight attendant for a refill. If you’re lucky, they may even put ice in it.”
In the UK, all liquids must be under 100ml at airport security, or they will be confiscated.
All liquids that you bring through airport security should be contained in one clear, resealable, plastic bag. It must not hold more than a full litre and measure approximately 20cm by 20cm.
Smart travellers know how to make the most out of their luggage allowance. Solid shampoo bars aren’t counted towards the liquid count.