Have you ever had to throw away your favorite shampoo or perfume at airport security because it exceeded the liquid limit? We’ve all been there. But did you know that Spirit Airlines has strict liquid restrictions to ensure passenger safety?
What does the 3-1-1 rule say?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a rule known as 3-1-1 allowing passengers to bring a one quart-liter bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes at security checkpoints. Each container must be less than or equal to 100 milliliters (3.4 ounces) and all containers must fit in the plastic bag.
Spirit Airlines maintains strict restrictions on liquids
Spirit Airlines follows the TSA rule and places additional restrictions on certain items. Passengers are not permitted to take alcoholic beverages, paint or flammable items such as lighter fluid on board a Spirit Airlines flight.
Exceptions to the rule: Baby food, medicine, ect
Spirit Airlines has a few exceptions to the 3-1-1 rule. Formula, breastmilk, and medications are allowed in reasonable quantities over 3.4 ounces and do not need to be in the quart-size bag. However, these items must be declared to security personnel for inspection.
Liquid in Checked baggage
The 3-1-1 rule does not apply to checked baggage. Passengers are allowed to carry liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in their baggage, provided they are not flammable or dangerous.
Liquids prohibited on Spirit Airlines flights
Certain liquids are not allowed on board the American low-cost airline’s aircraft, regardless of their size. These include in particular:
– Flammable liquids: Alcohol, Gasoline, lighter fluid, …
– Household items: bleach, drain cleaners and other household liquids, …
– Paint: Paint and thinner, …
Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Liquids Properly?
To do this correctly, it is important to ensure that liquids are properly sealed to prevent leakage or damage to other items in your luggage. Here are some tips to keep in mind when packing liquids for transport:
– Place them in a clear plastic zippered bag so they are easily accessible during security checks.
– Use airtight containers and place them in a plastic bag to prevent leakage.
– Place liquids in the center of your luggage, surrounded by clothing or other soft items to cushion them.
– Consider buying travel bottles for your liquids to stay within the TSA’s 3.4 ounce limit.
– Label your liquid containers with your name and contact information in case of loss or damage.