Originally Posted by TheCowboy
It's been a while since I've been on a plane and I will have to fly to Denton for UNT Orientation on June 17th. In my backpack I would have my laptop, wireless mouse and a flash drive. I'm not sure if that is allowed as a carry on. My actual suitcase would have an extra pair of shoes, clothing, and a pillow hopefully if it will fit. I have to get toiletry items there and then I have to do it all over again when I officially move in in August. By the way, orientation is only 3 days and 2 nights. Thanks
...allowed on planes.
As someone said just put it into a separate inspection bin at the security check in line.
For liquids like toiletries. If it doesn't fit in a bottle 4 oz or less don't take it. Just buy new stuff at the desitnation.
If you do have toiletries less than 4 oz get a clear plastic bag (ziploc) and put the ziploc in the top of your backpack. When you arrive at check out take the clear bag out and place it in the bin. Security can then see visually that it is small liquids.
Check your airline carrier's website for dimension and weight restrictions. Get your tape measure out.
I travel a lot and I am cautious about staying within the rules. Many of the security people at major US airports know me by name now and I tend to breeze through lineups.
No security person wants to make your life miserable. You just need to keep within the guidelines for items and dimensions. Your backpack will be fine.