Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Travel Advisory Update (for ladies only)

I just saw a recent travel advisory update on CNN. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States started receiving feedbacks from passengers regarding the strict measures they have imposed as a result of the planned terror attack in Heathrow airport involving planes traveling to the United States. As a result, the TSA made some changes to their list of banned carry on items.

Passengers are still prohibited from carrying all kinds aerosols with them on board. However, under the new rules, travelers can take up to four ounces of non-prescription medicine, glucose gel for diabetics, solid lipstick and baby food, the agency said. Solid lipstick you say! Hahaha…I can just imagine the number of lady passengers who complained about not being able to bring with them their lipstick on board.

16 comments:

Sidney said...

It is no fun to travel by plane!

ladybug said...

sidney> With all the strict measures being imposed, I agree with you there. Thanks for dropping by!

Mita said...

Saw an online US paper showing a woman putting on lipstick before dumping it in the trash. Bummer! I cannot go out without any lipstick! Gosh, there's going to be a lot of ugly women coming out of trans-continenatl flights from now on...

Pinay New Yorker said...

Imagine losing your favorite liquid lipstick because you forgot to check it in.. that would hurt.. OUCH!

snglguy said...

Buti na lang I can't afford to go abroad (at least for the moment). Otherwise, dagdag problema pa iyan. LOL! :-D

ladybug said...

mita> hahaha...anyway, no more ugly ladies since solid lipsticks are now allowed. Darn...no liquid glosses though... But like what snglguy said, not my problem since I can't afford to go on a trip as of now.

pinay newyorker> Ouch indeed. Hmmm, I guess when in doubt just put everything in the check-in luggage. Better safe than sorry.

snglguy> Haha...me too, can't afford to go on a trip now. Lots of bills to pay. Anyway, I'm not sure if that's a blessing though...

Senor Enrique said...

A NY Times article mentioned a female passenger who had no other choice but to dump all her Chanel cosmetics before boarding the plane.

ipanema said...

I never like to travel with hand carries except for my laptop and jacket. Until they see my luggage.

As for lipstick, bring japanese paper.:)

ladybug said...

eric> Chanel? OUCH! Those things cost a fortune here. Tsk tsk.

ipanema> I usually have lots of stuff in my hand-carry. This'll teach me to travel light. :-)

niceheart said...

What about my hair gel? I can't go anywhere without it. But then again, I can't afford to travel now either. :)

JMom said...

good thing I dont have any travel plans right now. Can't live without my lipstick!!!! :D

I bet the airport concession places are making a profit from people replenishing their necessities.....like lipstick! forget the water :P

ladybug said...

niceheart> Unfortunately, you'll have to put your hair gel in your check-in luggage in case you get to travel. We've all become prisoners of these terror attackers. :-(

jmom> Haha...that's a nice idea for a business these days. :-D Thanks for dropping by!

ladybug said...

niceheart> Unfortunately, you'll have to put your hair gel in your check-in luggage in case you get to travel. We've all become prisoners of these terror attackers. :-(

jmom> Haha...that's a nice idea for a business these days. :-D Thanks for dropping by!

penultimo said...

He dear, thanks for the compliments and about the airplanes,we use say: what you sow...that you pick!It means, like this way, in the next future, nobody else shall fly again all over. Kisses.

Toe said...

I went to Bangkok yesterday. They didn't even x-ray our suitcase. Neither did they check our passports. Hahaha! :)

ladybug said...

penultimo> Hi there! I don't think people will be prevented from flying though. Thanks for dropping by!

toe> Hahaha..baka naman kinindatan mo yung nagche-check! Speaking of Bangkok, Ogie is here in Manila. Her company is one of our clients so my boss wants to include me in their lunch meeting. :-)