NOTES ON AIR TRAVEL:
Security procedures for all airline passengers implemented on August 10, 2006 which banned passengers from bringing any liquid, lotion or gel aboard an aircraft in their carry-on luggage, was modified on September 25, 2006.
The current rules can be found here .
Laptop computers, cell phones and other electronic items are allowed. You should also carry aboard your identification papers (birth certificate/passport), airline/cruise tickets, wallet, jewelry, purse and photographic film. Packed clothing in your carry on is also OK.
All passengers will be required to remove their shoes for security inspection.
As of January 1, 2003, all "checked" luggage is electronically screened. If anything inside the suitcase is "suspicious", TSA security personnel are authorized to open the luggage. If it is locked, they are authorized to break the lock! We recommend using either inexpensive locks that won't be missed, TSA-approved locks that can be opened and re-locked by TSA personnel, or cable ties or locking plastic strips. The newly implemented screening machines will damage photographic film. Carry all film in your carry-on luggage.
The newly implemented screening procedures require that you arrive at the airport at least 1.5 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
SUMMARY: Passengers may experience longer lines at airports and should plan to arrive early. Check with your specific airline and airport before flight departure time to determine how much time is needed for your flight. To expedite the process, avoid having clutter in your bags and minimize the number of carry-on items. For up-to-the-minute information visit www.tsa.gov
NOTES ON PACKING
Cruise ship cabins tend to be small, so pack accordingly. Pack your
cosmetics and toiletries in zip-lock bags. Encase your dresses, suits
and outfits in plastic bags or layer in your luggage with white tissue
paper; this helps prevent wrinkling. Pack tickets, valuables, jewelry
and prescription medication in your carry-on luggage. Take along extra plastic
cable-lock ties for securing luggage for the return trip (better than locks
but one-time use only).
If appropriate, cross-pack your luggage with your travel companion. Although we trust our bags will arrive with us at our destination we know that delivery can be delayed; having a change of clothes in your companions luggage will lessen the inconvenience. Undergarments and knits take only a third of the suitcase space they normally occupy when they're compressed. Simply fill the largest size zipper top kitchen storage bags with these articles and force all the air out before zipping them shut.