Air travelers will be allowed to carry drinks bought at the airport onto planes and to have small amounts of liquids and gels in their carry-on bags, the Department of Homeland Security said today.Hallelujah. I'm headed for Houston in three hours, and I'll be taking a 1-liter bottle of H2O and a venti latte, purchased in the "secure part of the airport," onboard with me.
The new rules, which will go into effect Tuesday, allow travelers to carry liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of 3 ounces or less, as long as they all fit into a clear 1-quart plastic bag that can be screened at the security checkpoint. Drinks and other items purchased in the secure part of the airport, beyond the checkpoint, will also be allowed onto planes.
Never thought I'd see the day when I'd be pathetically grateful for the chance to pay airport shop prices for beverages. Are we *sure* the terrorists aren't winning?
U.S. Relaxes Air Travel Restrictions - New York Times