Weekend survey: How has the 3-1-1 rule affected your travel habits?

Today’s survey explores the influences that TSA has had on our packing habits.

Specifically, it focuses on the liquids limitations that TSA has imposed. Has your use of travel-sized products increased in the world of TSA 3-1-1 rules? If the rules were revoked or changed, do you think you might stick with travel-sized products or go back to carrying full-sized products?

Are they more convenient? Or a royal pain?
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TSA’s liquid rules: So long, 3-1-1?

The Transportation Security Administration’s unpopular restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on luggage — better known as the 3-1-1 rule — are history.

Passengers say the TSA has all but stopped screening their baggage for liquids. They say transportation security officers no longer ask them to remove lotions, shampoos and even water bottles from their luggage, and overlook all manner of liquids packed in their carry-ons during screening.

“I was never asked about the liquids in my bag or asked to remove them,” says Doris Casamento, a retiree from Naples, Fla., who recently flew from Miami to Rome. “My husband had a bottle of water from the hotel he forgot was in his carry-on and it was never confiscated. The water was in a shallow shoulder-bag bulging practically in plain sight.”
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