I’m preparing for my flight to Chicago tomorrow morn. I figured I’d check the TSA guidelines so that my precious (expensive) toiletries don’t get poached from me.
So, I go to the TSA regulations site. It’s really cute, it’s called “TSA: What to Know Before You Go”. See? Cute! It rhymes.
This is when I discovered that my 4 oz “travel-sized” hair gel is not allowed, the container must be 3 oz or less. Criggity.
Then I just scroll down to see what other useful info they have. And I see the heading:
Makeup, Medication, Personal Items & Special Needs Devices
And listed under that is your usual (in alpha order):
- Aerosol spray bottles and cans
- All creams and lotions
- Bug and mosquito sprays and repellents
- Eyelash Curlers
- Hair styling gels and spray
- Liquid foundations
- Liquid mascara
- Shampoos and conditioners
….. and then I see this, just under toothpaste….
- Toy Transformer Robots
um…. what? I know that toy Transformer robots aren’t makeup or medication. So they must qualify as a special needs device? They’re above tweezers & walking canes. Seriously, you can click on that link above to go to the TSA regulations website & see it for yourself if you don’t believe me. I’ll even put up a screenshot in case they change it:
3 thoughts on “autobots are special needs devices”
Proof positive that our successes at thwarting terrorism for the last 7 years have been the result of some damn good luck…
Enjoy your trip!
I’d think GI Joes would be far more dangerous though.
My Transformers are so helpful in helping me walk – see, I tape them to me shoes and…wait, what?!