Good news, everyone! You can now bring small containers of liquid toiletries onto airplanes! LA Times article this morning says that up to 3oz containers of liquids such as shampoo, moisturizer, etc. are OK, so long as they are all packed in a clear, quart sized Ziploc bag for easy examination. Also, water is fine so long as it is purchased after the checkpoint.
This is especially good news for me, as I am travelling to Vancouver in ten days for Canadian Thanksgiving. And I rarely check bags if I can help it – I travel with a large backpack that fits neatly into the overhead. And I’m happy to have the restrictions eased because it will also (hopefully) mean slightly shorter lines at LAX on the way out. If any of you readers are travelling in the near future – or have travelled recently – could you let me know what the lines have been like, and if I really need to be at the airport at 5am for my 7am flight to YVR?