10.11.2006

The TSA and the Arba Minim

The TSA folks wouldn't let me take a small, sealed can of tuna on board after the original no-liquids directive, and the OU wants them to let people take palm, willow, myrtle, and citron aboard? Maybe things have loosened since they allowed on 3 ounces of liquid (is that per person or per container? isn't clear to me yet), but the lulav, especially, strikes me as questionable.

(Aside: Do they let you bring them into California and other places with severe restrictions on agricultural products?)

Good luck to all Jews traveling with these four plants!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Each container of liquid has to hold less than three ounces, and all your containers of liquid together have to fit comfortably inside one quart-size Ziploc baggie.

Good luck to anyone trying to carry a lulav, when they freak out over knitting needles.

- Sarah

David said...

Every year, a guy at Kesher who works for the DHS will send an email out to the managers letting them know that Jews will be trying to get yellow vaguely-grenade-shaped fruit onto the planes, and they mean no harm...

Overall, I've been pretty happy with my TSA experiences, although some individuals conduct could be better...