The list of carry-on limits airline passengers can carry in their cabin baggage on international flights will soon include powdered material, the Transportation Security Administration has announced. In addition to powders that can be used as weapons, the agency is concerned with materials that may be carried on board and used to make an explosive in flight.“Improvised Explosive Devices still pose the greatest threat to commercial aviation,” Mr. England wrote.
Rather than being banned, powders in amounts greater than 350 milliliters will be subject to extra scrutiny. If screeners can’t be sure they are safe, travelers will be told to discard or check them. Those carrying acceptable amounts of powders may keep them in their carry-ons, though T.S.A. screeners may ask fliers, on secondary inspection, to place them in a separate bin for screening if they obstruct X-ray machines from getting clear images.
While the limits sound generous relative to the 3.4 ounces that liquids, gels and creams are subject to, they may have an impact on travelers bringing back spices from places like Morocco, Turkey or India.
They may also affect parents carrying infant gear including containers of baby powder or powdered formula and those who pack protein or energy powders or cosmetics. Gun powder is already banned from both carry-on and checked luggage.
The T.S.A. publishes a complete list of permissible, limited and banned items on its website but it has yet to update its powders with the 350-milliliter limit for carry-ons, suggesting many fliers are in the dark on the regulation. New restrictions could slow down security lanes as T.S.A. agents continue to adjust to the additional screening and fliers learn about the new limits.
“Whenever there are new requirements, there are slowdowns at the checkpoint during the transition period,” said Gary Leff, the author of the aviation blog View from the Wing. “During the week you have more regular travelers who adapt more quickly, then you tend to see slowdowns around the holidays as those who fly less frequently, going on past expectations, find out they are carrying something no longer allowed that triggers secondary inspection, and slows down the line.”
Credit: The New York Times
The water villas at Zaya Nurai offer the most luxurious beach escape in the Middle East
Zaya Nurai IslandA ten-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, this is, without doubt, one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the Middle East. Water villas at Zaya Nurai offer views of the turquoise sea, while beach houses boast private pools, exclusive outdoor lounges and log burners. No surprise, then, that the resort has a fiercely loyal following of hard-working Emiratis looking for a chilled, seaside retreat from the city. We imagine the five-star service and Michelin-star worthy dining are also a draw – not to mention that most rare of metropolitan commodities: peace.
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando has unveiled Future Rock Star suites. The two-room suites include a lighted stage, a twinkling starlight canopy over beds and authentic memorabilia from today's stars.
"The suites bring that dream to life for the entire family with everything a true rock star needs to put on an unforgettable show. Plus, we brought in pieces of Hard Rock's priceless memorabilia collection to amplify the experience of staying in these one-of-a-kind suites," says Carlton Hudson, managing director at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.
With Hard Rock's Sound of Your Stay amenity, available for an additional charge, guests can jam out on a selection of Fender guitars or spin records on a Crosley turntable.
The Hard Rock Hotel is connected to the three Universal theme parks by water taxi, short walk or shuttle bus ride. Guests also enjoy free Universal Express Unlimited ride access and one-hour early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal's Volcano Bay waterpark.
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