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chell
11-09-2009, 05:40 PM
Normally I'm not the type of person to carry around hand sanitizer with me, but I feel like I must take it along this year. Do I pack it in my toiletries bag or my medicine bag? If I pack it in my medicine bag do I need a note from my doctor saying that I need to be able to carry it because of a weakened immune system? I don't want to be forced to have to throw it away.

Or do I just ship it down to myself and be done with it?

goofy4tink
11-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Are you checking luggage? If so, you can put a full size bottle in that bag. In your carryon bag, you can put one of the smaller, travel sized containers in your 3-1-1 baggie.

snookiedoodles
11-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Are you checking luggage? If so, you can put a full size bottle in that bag. In your carryon bag, you can put one of the smaller, travel sized containers in your 3-1-1 baggie.

This is what I do...the larger one I keep at the hotel for refills. I keep the small one in my pocket.

NotUrsula
11-09-2009, 06:22 PM
For carry-on it counts as a toiletry, and it must fit in the 3-1-1 baggie.

Heidijs
11-09-2009, 09:54 PM
Just grab one of those travel size ones at Walmart...that's 3 oz or less and you can carry that on. Then put a bigger one in your luggage or something...or take 3 of them if you're carrying on...or just buy some when you get down there...

Green Tea
11-10-2009, 07:43 AM
You can also get individually wrapped sanitizer wipes.

chell
11-10-2009, 12:28 PM
It will be a carry-on, sorry. I was afraid it had to go in the 3-1-1. I was hoping I could get by with it in my medicine bag. ;)

n2mm
11-10-2009, 01:15 PM
I take them in my zip lock 311 bag. I throw a couple in my husbands' bag too. Everyone in your traveling party can have a 311 bag.

chell
11-10-2009, 01:35 PM
I take them in my zip lock 311 bag. I throw a couple in my husbands' bag too. Everyone in your traveling party can have a 311 bag.

Yeah, we fill those bags full too. Thanks!

CPT Tripss
11-12-2009, 09:59 AM
You can also get individually wrapped sanitizer wipes.

This is a great idea.

scard192
11-12-2009, 10:40 AM
My daughter, son in law, 3yr old grand daughter and myself all had 2 oz bottles of hand sanitizers in our 3-1-1 bag and I had an 8oz one in my checked bag in case we need to refill the smaller bottles while we were at WDW.

John's Mom
11-12-2009, 05:15 PM
Can I carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocketbook?

chell
11-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Can I carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocketbook?

I believe it all has to be in the 311 bag. Last year I took everything like that out of my pocketbook and put it in my 311 bag.

ExPirateShopGirl
11-12-2009, 06:34 PM
I have switched from liquids to wipe-type items for a lot of products because I travel carry-on only so often. I bring cold medication in tongue strips, I use bar shampoo instead of liquid, and wipes are great for hand sanitizer, eyeglass cleaners, spot remover, etc. Anything I can take that can remain OUT of a 3-1-1 bag works for me.

agnes!
11-13-2009, 07:37 AM
I have switched from liquids to wipe-type items for a lot of products because I travel carry-on only so often. I bring cold medication in tongue strips, I use bar shampoo instead of liquid, and wipes are great for hand sanitizer, eyeglass cleaners, spot remover, etc. Anything I can take that can remain OUT of a 3-1-1 bag works for me.

Taking needed liquids in a "wipe" form is BRILLIANT, that displaces *so* much of the needed space in the 311 bag into your carry-on. Thanks to Green Tea and ExPirateShopGirl for mentioning this.

OT to this thread but another thing we like to take is Pepto-Bismol chewable tablets, those things are life-savers and they're easy to transport.

And while I'm on the subject of the 311 bags(small vent ahead)...
why do anti-perspirant/deodorant makers make their "carry-on size!" products so huge? My teeny-tiny travel-size finally bit the dust so I bought a new one and it is HUGE in that quart bag! (I didn't realize how HUGE it really was until I went to pack and then it was too late). AND the man's travel-size deodorant is so much smaller than the woman's, the makers have decided to make the cap on the women's stuff much bigger...WHY? DO women NEED more wasted space for a stupid deodorant cap?!?...what's up with that? Most men have space left over and most women have their 311 bag packed to the gills!

agnes!

hsmamato2
11-13-2009, 08:07 AM
why would a stick deoderant need to be in a 311 bag? I need to know:)

agnes!
11-13-2009, 08:58 AM
why would a stick deoderant need to be in a 311 bag? I need to know:)

You're probably right, it's just that sometimes i've run into TSA agents who interpret the 311 rules a tad capriciously...once-burned, twice-shy and all that. Soooooo...sitck deodorants are ok eh? Off to get a print-out of the posted rules at the TSA website to have in my carry-on :teeth: .

agnes!

agnes!
11-13-2009, 09:58 AM
why would a stick deoderant need to be in a 311 bag? I need to know:)

Actually, I just went over to the TSA website and passengers have reported that apparently different TSOs have interpreted the liquids/gels/aerosols 311 rules in varying ways. This TSA Blog (http://www.tsa.gov/blog/2008/11/easy-as-pie.html) started in 2008 but with updated posts this year shows travelers have different experiences with stick deodorant in their carry-ons. I did poke around the TSA website and found a clarification from 2006 (http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2006/press_release_08132006.shtm) stating that lipsticks are allowed to be out of the 311 bag, so a stick deodorant should not be a problem...

I'm relieved to know that pies are ok. Most of the time. But then they might need that dreaded "additional screening" :rolleyes1...

agnes!

chell
11-13-2009, 09:21 PM
I've wondered too about the stick deodorant and why it needs to be in there. Hmmm, we just might try to leave it out. We will see. But we do have an advantage this year as our 2 nephews are going along. SO, this means we have 2 additional 311 bags and of course they don't need all that stuff we adults do.

Last year I bought little bottles of face lotion at Sally's Beauty Supply for 99 cents each which ended up being WAY more than 1/2 off the original price of this lotion. Anyway, it was so easy to slip these little bottles into the 311 bags.

We don't check any bags on our way down. On the way home we might, but not on the way down. We don't know for certain yet if anyone in our party is driving down. If they do drive we can send lots of stuff with them. We may do that for water and stuff so that we don't have to stop at the store.

hsmamato2
11-14-2009, 08:02 AM
ok...good to know,as we're carrying on,and I bought us each a mini deo for our bags.....

lvdis
11-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Normally I'm not the type of person to carry around hand sanitizer with me, but I feel like I must take it along this year. Do I pack it in my toiletries bag or my medicine bag? If I pack it in my medicine bag do I need a note from my doctor saying that I need to be able to carry it because of a weakened immune system? I don't want to be forced to have to throw it away.

Or do I just ship it down to myself and be done with it?

Did anyone see this? Disney has installed hand sanitizer dispensers around the parks and resorts. They look like the touch-less dispensers.

"Disney installed more than 60 bulk hand-sanitizer dispensers around its property, in high-traffic locations such as park entrances, hotel lobbies and character meet-and-greets. (Jason Garcia/Orlando Sentinel)".

http://thedailydisney.com/blog/2009/11/disney-world-steps-up-swine-flu-precautions/

chell
11-14-2009, 11:16 PM
Did anyone see this? Disney has installed hand sanitizer dispensers around the parks and resorts. They look like the touch-less dispensers.

"Disney installed more than 60 bulk hand-sanitizer dispensers around its property, in high-traffic locations such as park entrances, hotel lobbies and character meet-and-greets. (Jason Garcia/Orlando Sentinel)".

http://thedailydisney.com/blog/2009/11/disney-world-steps-up-swine-flu-precautions/

Thank you! I had not seen that. This may be the answer I need after all if I can't fit my little bottles into our 311 bags. Thank you SO much!!!

Like I said earlier I don't normally worry about this stuff but I can't have the vaccines and I'm considered high risk. So I'm more worried this year since everyone I know has come back sick with some kind of virus or cold or something from their WDW trips.

daisax
11-15-2009, 07:27 AM
If you're that concerned about having some with you and your 311 bag is full, pack it in your checked luggage and just buy a small size in the airport AFTER you go through security. Then you'll have it on the flight.

dzorn
11-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Did anyone see this? Disney has installed hand sanitizer dispensers around the parks and resorts. They look like the touch-less dispensers.

"Disney installed more than 60 bulk hand-sanitizer dispensers around its property, in high-traffic locations such as park entrances, hotel lobbies and character meet-and-greets. (Jason Garcia/Orlando Sentinel)".

http://thedailydisney.com/blog/2009/11/disney-world-steps-up-swine-flu-precautions/

Pack your own. That is less than 10 per park minus the number put in resorts.

Denise in MI

chell
11-15-2009, 03:29 PM
If you're that concerned about having some with you and your 311 bag is full, pack it in your checked luggage and just buy a small size in the airport AFTER you go through security. Then you'll have it on the flight.

You must not have read all of my posts - we don't check bags. But I remembered that we will have extra 311 space because our nephew are going. We can put it in their 311 bags. It isn't a problem after all.

But I still would be interested in getting an answer to my original question - if you need it for medical reasons can it go in your medical bag? With or without a doctor's note?

DebbieB
11-15-2009, 04:37 PM
From the TSA website:

Additionally, we are continuing to permit prescription liquid medications and other liquids needed by persons with disabilities and medical conditions. This includes:

All prescription and over-the-counter medications (liquids, gels, and aerosols) including KY jelly, eye drops, and saline solution for medical purposes;
Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition;
Life-support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs;
Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and,
Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medically related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions.
However, if the liquid medications are in volumes larger than 3 ozs each, they may not be placed in the quart-size bag and must be declared to the Transportation Security Officer. A declaration can be made verbally, in writing, or by a person's companion, caregiver, interpreter, or family member.

Declared liquid medications and other liquids for disabilities and medical conditions must be kept separate from all other property submitted for x-ray screening.

For more information on these measures, please read our letter outlining this policy -- Changes in Allowances for Persons with Disabilities at Airport Security Checkpoints (pdf, 101Kb).

http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/special_needs_memo.pdf



Hand santizer may or may not be considered a medication, I would get a note. You don't want to have it confiscated.

My 2 princesses
11-18-2009, 08:33 AM
We flew out of Buffalo in September and I had a small zippy with sun block in it and at the last minute I threw a small bottle of Purell in the diaper bag. Realised this at the screening place and simply placed it in the bin and asked if it was okay and they said it was fine. He did not even ask me to put it in the ziplock bag. It is probably now very common to carry a small bottle in your bag. Might be time to buy some shares in Purrell.:lmao:

disfan07
11-18-2009, 11:41 PM
They can still confiscate it even with a doctors note. They most likely will not consider it to be medically necessary and it is something that can be boght anywhere so they may still confiscate it.

I had this happen with my sunscreen.
I can only use 1 type of sunscreen because of my chemical allergies. It has to be special ordered as only the special pharmacies carry it. I took a 4oz tube with me in my carry on along with a doctors note and put 3 more tubes in my checked bag. Even with the doctors note, they confiscated my sunscreen. So don't count on a doctors note helping.

Unfortunately, you might need to re think your plans on not checking luggage if you really need to have it with you.

What else do you carry in your bag that takes up so much room?

I carry shampoo, conditioner, soap, purell and sunscreen and I still have space left over in my bag.