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Jody Victor’s TSA Guideline Tips

A few simple steps can make your air travel smooth sailing…

Thinking about flying anywhere soon? If so, I’m sure you have checked out the Transportation Security Administration’s guide for carry-ons. Even so, check out the list below to make your airport travel time much quicker and less stressful.

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.

TSA works with their partners. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public. 3-1-1 has also gained International acceptance.

And for an even smoother airport departure, print out your on-line boarding pass at home before you leave – this saves time when checking in at the airline desk.

Have a great trip!

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Jody and Kathy Victor in Russia

From Russia, with much love!

In our wildest dreams we never thought we would travel to Russia, but it was an incredible trip! Of course, we flew over in first class and were treated royally. When we arrived in Moscow we were greeted prior to immigration by an airport official (who just happened to be a business associate). She whisked us through immigration and customs and took us to an executive lounge to wait for our bags to be unloaded and go through the proper channels.

When our bags arrived we were taken from the airport in a super-stretch Hummer2 limo. We certainly never expected that in Russia! We stayed in the Radisson Moscow, a five star hotel, with all the comforts of home. Our suite had everything in it that we could possibly want. And, of course, we had packed one suitcase full of XS since that product is not yet available in Russia.

Our first night there we attended a celebration banquet with dinner and dancing – that was great fun! The next night we spoke to a crowd of about 5,000 people and were introduced with pyrotechnics going off, a completely fogged stage, huge confetti shot off from somewhere on the stage, and a huge balloon crown in front of the stage with hundreds of balloons rising up from its’ center to the ceiling. It was the most extravagant introduction that we’ve ever had!

Towards our last day there we went for a tour of Moscow including the Kremlin and the Kremlin grounds. Moscow is a very large, modern cosmopolitan city – quite an interesting place. All in all a great trip – if you ever get the chance to see Russia – go for it!