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Text questions to TSA

I just read an article by the Points guy. He said that you can now text your question about packing items directly to the TSA. I haven’t tried it, but it sounds like a nice feature, as long as they get back with you. https://thepointsguy.com/news/tsa-helpline/amp/

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I have done it! And they answered right away. I can't remember what I asked them.

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And then carry your text with you for when they play "Lets make up a rule" (I used to carry a print of their webpage just to help train the untrained)

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And then carry your text with you for when they play "Lets make up a rule" (I used to carry a print of their webpage just to help train the untrained)

I used to sell boat supplies and marine equipment, and clients regularly complained about flying with inflatable lifejackets—those little canisters of compressed air triggered TSA agents. I ended up printing out the rule, which was buried in asterisks and footnotes on the TSA website, and offering copies to anyone that might be traveling with their new gear.

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Valerie, thanks! That’s good to know. I’m sure I will be using it as I get closer to my trip.