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Contact lens solution and carry on luggage

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:18 AM
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Default Contact lens solution and carry on luggage

Do you wear contact lenses?

Do you try to always carry on your luggage when you fly?

Are you sick of getting ripped off when you buy those 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottles of contact lens solution so you can meet the liquid requirements for carry on luggage?

Me too!


My coworker told me her sister says she always flies with a regular sized bottle of contact lens solution.

"How can that be?" I asked.

She said it's considered a medical supply, so it's not subject to the 3-ounce restriction on liquids, aerosols and gels.

I was skeptical. So I called the media line at the TSA to get to the bottom of it. Sure enough, a spokeswoman told me contact lens solution is indeed considered a medical supply. All you have to do is declare it at the screening check point. (You need to take it out of the luggage and show it to the TSA folks when you declare it.)

Sometimes, travel editors are the last to know....

I can't wait to try this out in person when I fly to Montana this weekend. Let's just hope the TSA agent is aware of the "medical supply" rule, too.

by Lori Rackl
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