Monday, July 30, 2007

TSA allows passengers to travel with mother's milk and cigarette lighters

A controversial poster at The Quebec Museum of Folk Culture in Trois-Rivieres. Sue Frause photo.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will now allow most types of cigarette lighters in carry-on luggage. The ban has been lifted on disposable butane lighters, such as Bics, and refillable lighters, such as Zippos. Torch lighters, which have a hotter flame, will continue to be banned.
The TSA is also modifying the rules associated with carrying breast milk through security checkpoints. Mothers flying with, and now without, their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint.