Want to Get Your Favorite Drink Through Airport Security? Try This Hack

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not mess around when it comes to flying. These are the guys at every airport who make you go through scanners, remove your shoes, and yes, unpack your bag if they feel there is something there that shouldn’t be. 

The TSA website has long and detailed information about what you can and can’t fly with in the cabin, and liquids feature prominently on that list.

Travelers are only allowed to take liquids weighing less than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) onboard. This goes for make-up, creams, and food. 

For years, people have had to discard their belongings at the security check if it exceeds those specifications. It means that any drinks that you may have brought with you for the flight often have to be thrown away long before boarding. 

And while we would never encourage hacking the system which is there to keep us and fellow passengers safe, some travelers have spotted a loophole.

According to guidelines on the TSA site, ice is permitted in carry-on luggage. 

“Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.”

So, just keep your liquids in the freezer the night before and you’re good to go!