Monday, July 23, 2007

TSA: Breast milk, welcome aboard

The TSA has relaxed its rules on lighters and breast milk. Effective August 4th the U.S Transportation Security Administration will begin permitting passengers to carry regular ciggarette lighters (not torch lighters) on flights. Easy enough to understand.

But the real story rests on the breasts.

The TSA has indicated passengers traveling with a small child can bring a larger quantity of baby formula or breast milk (larger than the 3.4oz permitted for other liquids) through security. The liquid/food is subject to inspection, but according to the TSA's "straight answers" page, "security officers will not test or taste the formula or breast milk."