i was just given the option of throwing out both my toothpaste and deodorant or check my bag for
15 dollars 20 dollars.
suddenly, it makes me think
4 oz 3.4 oz is a pretty completely arbitrary number.
i am pretty certain that you wouldn't need
4 oz 3.4 oz of nitroglycerine to do some serious damage to a plane if you were a baddie...and even then, it appears that you can bring an unlimited amount of mixing materials as long as they are in 4 oz 3.4 oz containers.
did the airlines get this rule instituted to increase the number of bags they can charge for?
what bothers me is that we all know how well one-size-fits-all solutions work efficiently at solving diverse problem sets.
update: also — refusing to get backscatter xray-ed at the san diego airport will result in the tsa unceremoniously feeling up your junk.
to be fair, i refused the backscatter xray not on the basis of concern about the miniscule amount of radiation delivered — but out of curiosity as to the way that i would be treated if i refused.
as it turns out — rather rudely.