Traveler says TSA agent taught her a hack so now she carries more than 3 ounces of liquid in her carry-on luggage

Anita Durairaj

In an article in The Daily Dot, a traveler shares a hack that she learned from a TSA agent more than 10 years ago.

The hack allows her to carry liquids that are more than three ounces in her carry-on luggage.

Most airlines have some sort of limitations on the amount of liquid or gel that can be carried in a passenger's carry-on.

In the United States, the limit is usually 3 ounces per bottle.

With baggage costs on airlines increasing, passengers want to find the most effective way to travel with all their possessions including liquids.

One traveler's tip that she learned from a TSA agent is to freeze liquids. Frozen liquids are registered as solids and the TSA will not pull them out from the traveler's bags.

The traveler shared her hack on social media. She received many comments with one person saying,

“Verified…I worked at an airport for a year and for packed lunches with soup or sauces,” “we were told to do this hack.”

Another person added,

“I love bringing a reusable water bottle filled with just ice,” “it goes through fine and then just find a water fountain once past security to fill it!”

While freezing liquids may seem like a good hack, there are some issues that one should become aware of. For example, the frozen liquid could melt while traveling as explained by one commenter,

“I was behind someone yesterday whose tub of sauce (I’m not even kidding) had defrosted and she had to explain to the agent,”

Despite this, it is always useful to know about this hack.

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