We're flying to Florida in a couple of weeks. While grocery shopping today, I looked at the vast array of clear plastic baggies to try and find one that indicated a '1L' size.....nope....nada.....all I could find were bags with the dimensions listed. Unless I buy a variety and test them to determine which holds a litre, how else will I know?
Does anyone have an easier solution?
For our travels, we typically buy a bunch of glad ziplock bags (the ones with a sliding zipper at the top vs the ones you press into a groove) to carry a variety of crap. I think we buy the freezer bags. If we're carrying on liquids, we use the medium size. We flew out of Bellingham recently and they checked out our baggies. Didn't have any problems. As a rough estimate of size... It's big enough for me to group my camera stuff (numerous SD cards, mini tripod, spare battery, charger, etc) within my backpack.
There's a large bag that we can fit our 8.5" x 11" itinerary printouts. I'm guessing this is over a litre. The small bag is too small IMO.
Mine (bought in Canada) don't have any measurements written on them. One is a Slide Seal (bought from Dollarama, I think), about 20 cm x 20 cm. The other one is a Ziplock bag, very slightly smaller than that. Either should do.
we have these nice sturdy medium sized freezer bags. i throw the stuff in them and leave it. it is my travel pack. like the sturdy. has about 3 bottles and shave stuff in it. it is about 25% full. went through dfw, and tsa pulled the bag and said it was too big. gave me one of their idea of a 1 ltr bag. mine measures about 10"x10"(25x25 cm).
same line, they wanted to throw my hair color away because they could not read size on the label.
same line, some woman(from Sweden) had purchased half a dozen hand lotions. they were 4 oz each. the sweetheart from tsa did allow that the person could go back and check the bottles.
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I think I'll try and find some that are 10" X 10" and see how that works.
I think that will be too big. As another thread in the AC forum was saying, CATSA was making people exchange the larger bags for proper sized ones. A 10x10 is definitely larger than the 1L size. if you pack it full and they make you exchange it, you may have to throw some stuff out.