Unusual way for a flight attendant to bypass liquids at airport security

A FLIGHT attendant discovered a way around airport security’s strict liquids restriction.

American cabin crew member recommends freezing liquids to ensure solids are visible when hand luggage passes through scanners.


An ex-flight attendant advised passengers flying from the US that liquids should be frozen before they go through security screeningsCredit: Getty

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, freeze it and it will 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.”

According to America’s TSA (Transport Security Administration website).This rule is final.

They explained that frozen liquids are permitted through the checkpoint provided they are solidly frozen when 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 former flight attendant also revealed top tips on saving money on water bottles


A former flight attendant also shared her top tips for saving money when buying water bottlesCredit: Getty – Contributor

A former flight attendant suggested that you bring a full water bottle.

She explained, “Most airports have water fountains. Many even have a pump that can 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.

You must take liquids through airport security in one transparent, resealable bag that measures 20cm x20cm.

Even if the container contains only part of the liquid, containers larger than 100ml will not pass security.

There are exceptions, including items that are essential for medical purposes, baby food and any dietary needs.

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Smart travellers know how to maximize their luggage allowance.

Innovative companies now sell items in liquid form, which is a hard block. This means that they don’t need to take up any space in your plastic bag.

Lush is the leader of the charge. The new cruelty-free shampoo bars.

The bars  are said to last between 80 and 100 washes, doing the job of three 250g bottles of liquid shampoo, and cost just £6.25.

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Holidaymakers can cut costs by bringing their own food to board flightsCredit: Getty – Contributor


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