[Sca-cooks] Threat Levels at Airports

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Thu Aug 10 08:06:44 PDT 2006

> For those of you flying in to Pennsic, you need to know that the threat
> levels at US airports have been raised to the highest level.  This means
> increased security, time waiting in line for security checks, etc.
> Also...you are now forbidden to take any kind of liquid or gel
> (including toothpaste!!) in your carry-on luggage.

Wow, so this means infants and toddlers can't eat or drink for the duration
of the flight unless the mother is actively breastfeeding during the flight
as you couldn't bring expressed breast milk or any sort of baby food since
it's in paste/gel form and juice in liquid form.  On some flights there
might be the possibility of alternate brands of bottled water that might or
might not make the child have an upset stomach due to a switch of brands and
nonorganic apple or orange juice made from sprayed fruit, but that's usually
the closet thing to anything babies could have. The ecoli levels and other
bacteria are often high in airliner water tanks so it's not recommend that
anyone take chances on the nonbottled water.  The only other possibility
would be to take a chance on the airline provided bottled water and hoping
the flight is calm enough to try and mix a powdered formula.

No one could give or take any liquid medications during the flight either.

Do alcoholic beverages or soda survive in noncarryon luggage?

Sharon, pondering 12+ hour flights with babies that have no food or drink or
needed medications

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