Make your locum tenens travel simpler—remember3-1-1

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Dec 5, 2012 11:35:00 AM

In what may be a strange tribute to the memory of 911, TSA has launched the 3-1-1 campaign to help travelers adapt to the new restrictions on liquids in carry-on luggage. We thought we’d remind you about it as you prepare for your next locum tenens assignment. Here’s how it goes:

3-ounce bottles or less (by volume)
1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
1 bag per passenger, to be placed in the screening bin as you approach security.

TSA reports that the one-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. The three-ounce container size is a security measure. Packing all the bottles into one clear, not-likely-to-fly-open bag that can be X-rayed separately will speed screening.

They also want to remind travelers that 3-1-1 is for short trips when you may choose not to check a bag. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Some liquids are allowed in larger quantities, but you must declare them as you pass through security. These include medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice in reasonable quantities. They do not need to be in zip-top bags.

Your VISTA travel team wishes you safe journeys to and from all of your locums assignments and BEGS you to GET TO THE AIRPORT EARLY, for your sanity and ours.Stories from VISTA Providers

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