Thursday, September 07, 2006

KY and the Mile High Club

My Mom just flew to Maryland and found out the following about what is and isn't allowed on an airplane:

"I was checking on the TSA website to see what was allowed and found that "personal lube", i.e. KY, is actually ALLOWED in carry-on (up to 4 oz.) as a medically necessary, non-prescription liquid/gel. Sample-sized toothpaste - no, Carmex - no (even though chapstick is allowed), mascara - no. I've been wracking my brain for an actual medicinal use that may arise (no pun intended) during a flight, but have yet to think of one. I am totally flummoxed!"

My theory? The TSA doesn't want the mile highers to be taking too much time in the bathroom.


tjdygon said...

I just flew last weekend too and noticed that you can bring KY jelly. I was wondering the same thing--for the mile highers??? You can't bring a lighter but you CAN bring your cigar cutter. You can have a corkscrew, screwdrivers and tools under 7 inches long.
I am curious about the gel bras-- why you can't have gel shoe orthodics BUT you can have gel in your bra???

Dr.Nik said...

Yup. I was surprised to find that out when I flew 2 weekends ago, as well.

The whole thing is BS and reactionary.

Shell said...

Well, seriously. I can't brush my teeth after a long flight now? Because they're scared of my toothpaste?

They're probably getting us used to carrying our own lubricant for the cavity checks they'll be requiring soon.

Sassy Pants said...

Oooh! I like that theory even better than mine!

rabbit said...

Maybe it's 'cause they subject the flight crews to the same security checks as the rest of us?

But the screwdriver?