No, My Carry On Bag Is NOT Too Big To Fit In The Overhead

“Ma’am, Your carry on bag is too big to fit into the overhead. You’ll have to gate check it.” These were the words of the American Airline employee with the sourpuss as I gave her my boarding pass. “And you’re only allowed to have 2 bags. You’re carrying too many bags.”

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What Medications Should You Bring With You When Flying?

Preparing for a airplane trip can be stressful. There are so many rules to follow when packing and now you’ve waited until the last minute and are scrambling around gathering clothes, electronic gadgets, tickets and whatever else you want to bring with you. To help keep me organized, I have a Microsoft Word document called “Packing List” that I print before my trips longer than a weekend (Sharon still laughs at me for doing this). (Note from Sharon – Well, yeah! I can’t believe that for as often as we travel, you still need a flippin’ list?!?!?! LOLOL!) The first page is mostly clothes and things I’ll tend to forget like an umbrella and backpack. The second page is toiletries and medications. The last page is my final checklist for things I absolutely can’t forget. The final three items on that list are:

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What You Need To Know About The TSA’s New Rules on Powders in Baggage in The U.S.

Well, the TSA is at it again and effective June 30, 2018, airline passengers within and to the United States will not be allowed to have more than 12 ounce (350 mL) containers of powdered substances in their carry-on bags without special screening. Containers with over 12 ounces of the materials in your carry-on must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening and may need to be opened. If, after all that, TSA agents still can’t identify the substance, it may get tossed in the trash.

The TSA encourages passengers to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. into their checked bags.

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What’s Up With The TSA Making You Remove Snacks From Your Carry-On?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) seems to be in a state of flux lately when it comes to snacks. As I’ve combed through message boards, I’ve seen person after person say how they had to empty all of the snacks in their carry on bag(s), when they had read the rules on TSA’s website before they flew and really weren’t expecting to have to go through all of that. So what’s going on?

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How Get Platinum Status, Last-Minute WDW Reservations & More

Well, it’s FINALLY the weekend…and what do you know, it’s Cinco De Mayo, too! WOO HOO! Here’s a review of the articles we wrote this week, all in one convenient place.

Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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Sanctioned Backstage Video of WDW, Traveler’s Constipation, & Much More!

Woo hoo – it’s Saturday, y’all! Here’s a review of the articles we wrote this week, all in one convenient place.

Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group, where we talk about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel-related articles you may not see otherwise, etc. We’d love to see you there!

Like this post? Please share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just two or three times a day). Or maybe you’d like to join our Facebook group, where we talk and ask questions about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel  articles you may not see otherwise, etc. Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

Have To Pay To Bring Your Carry-On Bag Onto The Plane? Try This Instead! Or Not.

With how everyone and everything is jam packed into planes nowadays, it’s almost a given that sometimes you’re going to be told your carry-on bad is too big, won’t fit, there’s no room for it, etc. Heaven knows it has happened to me…

Click here to read about when the gate agent said my bag was too big and I fought her on it (and won!).
Click here for the story of when they told me there was no room for my carry-on bag, so I checked it and they wound up breaking something in the bag.

And then you’ve got the airlines who charge you for nearly every bag you want to bring, regardless if it’s checked or a carry-on. When you get into a situation like that, if you ask me, this woman has it ALL figured out…

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