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===Carry-on Limits/Suggestions===
 
===Carry-on Limits/Suggestions===
IATA guidelines apply the 3-1-1 limits (in metric equivalents) to '''all''' international flights.  They impose 100 mL (or 3.4 fluid oz) limits on '''all liquids, gels and pastes''' in carry-on baggage.  This includes aerosols, toothpaste, deodorant/antiperspirant sticks, all drinks (including water), etc that you try to carry through the personal security check.
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IATA guidelines apply the 3-1-1 limits (in metric equivalents) to '''all''' international flights.  They impose 100ml or 3.4oz limits on '''all liquids, gels and pastes''' in carry-on baggage.  This includes aerosols, toothpaste, deodorant/antiperspirant sticks, all drinks (including water), etc that you try to carry through the personal security check.
* All ''containers'' for those liquids must fit in a single clear bag/pouch smaller than 20 cm x 20 cm (or 1 quart).  ''Each container'' inside must meet the 100 mL limit, (eg a 250 mL toothpaste tube with only a small amount of toothpaste left is not allowed). If you want to fill your personal quart bag to the max, freezer bags hold slightly more than sandwich bags and are more sturdy as well.
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* All ''containers'' for those liquids must fit in a single clear bag/pouch smaller than 20cm x 20cm or 1 quart.  ''Each container'' inside must meet the 100ml/3.4oz limit, (e.g., a 250ml toothpaste tube with only a small amount of toothpaste left is not allowed). If you want to fill your personal quart bag to the max, freezer bags hold slightly more than sandwich bags and are more sturdy as well.
  
 
These restrictions are usually enforced at terminal security checks.  If you want your own water on-board, take empty bottles through security and fill them from an air-side drinking fountain.  Some exceptions are possible, eg: for medical necessities or baby care items.  ''Sanitizing wipes'' individually sealed in packets are allowed and highly useful in-flight.  (Bottled or in packets, sanitizers designed for hands tend to contain large amounts of glycerine to help prevent drying skin.  They should not be used on other surfaces...will leave an undesirable residue.)
 
These restrictions are usually enforced at terminal security checks.  If you want your own water on-board, take empty bottles through security and fill them from an air-side drinking fountain.  Some exceptions are possible, eg: for medical necessities or baby care items.  ''Sanitizing wipes'' individually sealed in packets are allowed and highly useful in-flight.  (Bottled or in packets, sanitizers designed for hands tend to contain large amounts of glycerine to help prevent drying skin.  They should not be used on other surfaces...will leave an undesirable residue.)
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'''Food/water''':
 
'''Food/water''':
If your flight goes to the United States, Australia, or New Zealand, take '''no more fresh or un-packaged food than you will eat before you arrive'''. Those countries have strict rules about bringing-in food. It will be seized, and may generate a fine. On longer flights there will probably be a meal or snack served (or offered for purchase) anyway.  Check at least before boarding, if not sooner.
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If your flight goes to the United States, Australia, or New Zealand, take '''no more fresh or un-packaged food than you will eat before you arrive'''. Those countries have strict rules about bringing-in food. It will be seized, and may generate a fine. On longer flights there will probably be a meal or snack served (or offered for purchase) anyway.  Check at least before boarding, if not sooner.
  
 
''If you are hypoglycaemic, diabetic, or have blood-sugar issues'', you might take a few ''non-perishable packaged snacks''.  Again, don't count on being able to buy such items at any airport.  If you have a tight connection, you may have no time to buy what you need en-route to your gate...even if a shop has it.
 
''If you are hypoglycaemic, diabetic, or have blood-sugar issues'', you might take a few ''non-perishable packaged snacks''.  Again, don't count on being able to buy such items at any airport.  If you have a tight connection, you may have no time to buy what you need en-route to your gate...even if a shop has it.

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