BYOB On The Plane: Yes, It's Legal, You Can Bring Your Own Bottles On Airplanes
With the TSA restrictions, getting liquids onto planes is not the easiest thing to do. Since shampoo is apparently the key for terrorists to destroy America, we can’t bring bottles containing more than 3.4 ounces of liquid.
Here are the official restrictions from the TSA pertaining to liquid containers:
“3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.”
While most people use this as a guide for necessities, there are other types of liquid you can bring on board that you probably didn’t realize.
Thankfully, the geniuses over at I’m a Travel Ninja figured out you can actually bring liquor onto flights, as long as they’re the small, double shot bottles.
Here’s how they break it down:
-Bottles cost around $7 on the flight, but around $2.50 at a liquor store.
-The variety offered at a liquor store will far surpass that on the flight, so you can get the brand you prefer.
-Once you buy and use the 50 ml travel bottles, save them so you can refill them later. The refill will cost you around $1 each, based on a $20 1L bottle of alcohol.
-There are 88.7 ml in 3 oz. Therefore, you can actually buy 3 oz travel shampoo containers and get more liquor per container, but not necessarily more per bag. The 50 ml travel size is the largest standard size that meets the < 3 oz criteria.
This is pure genius. If you’re somebody who drinks on a plane, this could save you hundreds of dollars every year, depending how much you fly and drink.
We basically just scored you a round trip to your favorite destination. You’re welcome.