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I finally did it! After countless trips now up and down the coast, mid west, south and east coast I finally did it!!! I have managed to pack everything I need (I hope) into one bag for Indianapolis! Granted I still need to check it because of that stupid TSA rule of no more then 3 ounces (lube is 4 ounces) but I can't believe it! Usually I have a min. of two bags and have had up to 4 bags. I hope that this sets a good trend for the next time I head out of town. Off to the airport I go for the lovely red eye with connecting service in DFW.

 

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Greg

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>Granted I still need to check it because of

>that stupid TSA rule of no more then 3 ounces (lube is 4

>ounces)

 

That's why I bought 2 oz clear plastic bottles from https://www.specialtybottle.com for maybe 50 cents each. (It's a bummer nobody seems to make a 3 oz size.) I simply fill two or three of these with lube, put those in my ziploc, and am good to go. I suppose the Container Store might sell similar bottles, or for those lucky folk in SF, TAP Plastics (somewhere south of Market) is wonderful for these sorts of things-- and a fun place just to look around.

 

The obvious next step is that you can then buy the economy gallon size of your favorite lube from http://www.cheaplubes.com , decant for home use and save money over buying the 8 oz bottles from your local lube merchant.

 

Kevin Slater, your hooker with an MBA :)

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"Need" can be a funny word when you're traveling.

 

I spent the better part of 20 years in a different city every week. I managed to pack everything I "needed" in a single roll-on bag (which I'd check these days) every time.

 

But that whole time, I'd buy stuff at the destination and throw it away before the return trip.

 

Last time I made a one-week trip, I used a bigger suitcase. I've lost the knack.

 

Good for you! It's liberating to be a low-maintenance traveler.

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Yes my work gear takes up very little space. I could fit a feww pair of jockstraps, lube and condoms in a shopping bag. But it's always been the shoes in the past a min of 5 pairs in the bag. This trip I brought it down to 3.

 

Hugs,

Greg

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Guest zipperzone

>But it's always been the shoes in the past a min of 5 pairs in

>the bag. This trip I brought it down to 3.

 

I know what you mean - those stilettos have always been a bitch to pack

:-)

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Perhaps I shouldn't admit it but I usually travel with a 4oz bottle of lube and TSA has never hassled me about it. Of course I do always have the black dildo and I think once they see that on the Xray machine they are happy to send me on my way.

 

Almost no matter where I travel I find a way to shove everything in a carryon backpack which fits under the seat. Of course it's easier in summer when I don't wear much more than shorts and a tanktop. But I do occasionally bring a suit and tie though that often means leaving the rubber chaps at home.

 

Having everything in a under the seat carryon came in very handy on my way home from NYC recently. Walking up to the podium to inquire about my about to be delayed flight to Chicago a flight attendant came out of the Jetway from the previous scheduled flight -very delayed and not yet departed- saying "we have room for 3 more but no luggage". There was nearly a stampede as a couple folks wrestled their way on and the agent at the gate barks at me "No luggage?", clutching my backpack I say "fits under the seat". The agent grabs my boarding pass (for the next flight) and yells "Go, hurry". I felt like I had been given the last seat on a life raft ordered to save myself while the gate agent stayed with the sinking ship that was La Guardia. Wow I ended up only 5 minutes late instead of 3 hours late. Couldn't have done that with checked bags.

 

Raul

Visiting St Augustine and Orlando October 4th through 9th

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>Good job, Greg. Although...Derek and I do it all with one

>suitcase for both of us, plus 2 small carry-ons (I guess we're

>really good at jamming a lot of stuff into a tight space). :p

>

 

 

Rick,

 

I don't believe that for a minute. What do you do with the rim seat and all those Fish Heel Wedgies?

 

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Congratulations Greg on your packing success. I just hope that you and your checked luggage arrive in the same city at the same time. LOL :-)

 

Here's a link to my favorite brand of luggage these days - Eagle Creek.

 

http://www.eaglecreek.com/bags_luggage/wheeled_luggage/Switchback-MAX-ES-22-20177/

 

Being on the road every couple of weeks for my job I got to the point that navigating airports was a real hassle. I found this bag that has a removeable backpack attached and it's been fantastic. Also by using the packing cubes they sell I've been able to travel for up to seven days with one bag. Give these a try, you can find this collection at most travel stores.

 

http://www.eaglecreek.com/accessories/packing_cubes/

 

As for the liquids issue, this requirement is an absurity but thanks to some nut cases we have to live through this hassel. My trouble with the 3oz rule is that it's inconsistently applied.

 

I've gotten many bottles of shampoo, toothpaste, and yes, lube throught IAD, DCA, DFW, ATL, LAX, ORD, SFO and DEN without even being asked to take them out of the bag. However, hit one of the smaller airports such as SLC, MCO, SBA, SHV and the like and TSA has rummaged around and pulled me out of the line to toss that 3.75 ounce bottle of contact solution. When I've ponited out that these same items made it through larger gateways the TSA agent is "shocked" but several have said they hear that all the time.

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RE: Contact Lens solution

 

ArVaGuy

 

On a recent trip to NYC, I had a 4 oz. bottle of contact solution in my ziplock. I declared it to TSA and they said it was exempt from the 3oz rule because it is "medically necessary" and the solution can't be transferred to smaller container because of "sterility" issues.

 

PS I've never found a contact solution in less that a 4oz bottle.

 

Cboy

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RE: Contact Lens solution

 

>ArVaGuy

>

>On a recent trip to NYC, I had a 4 oz. bottle of contact

>solution in my ziplock. I declared it to TSA and they said it

>was exempt from the 3oz rule because it is "medically

>necessary" and the solution can't be transferred to smaller

>container because of "sterility" issues.

>

>PS I've never found a contact solution in less that a 4oz

>bottle.

>

>Cboy

 

The TSA agent in Shreveport was rather insistent and I did not have time to argue. However, that was when they first instituted this requirement and there was a lot of confusion on the regs at the time. Subsequent to that I've had no issues with the contact solution. Plus Target sells a 2 ounce bottle of the brand I use.

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