This is an offshoot of the UK terrorist bomb airplane thing thread. So currently you are not allowed to carry-on the following kinds of items: gels liquids pastes prescription stuff that isnt labeled for the person carrying it Now some might say, ok ill just check those items with my luggage. Sure, good, fine, awesome. That does work. But what about people who fly all the time, and take overnight bags the size of a briefcase? They now have to check their luggage because they bring their own toothpaste. Or what about everybody who flys and brings their own bottle of water(s) on board? I personally bring a Gatorade because I like it with my munchies I also bring with me on trips. Or the lady who has dry skin and has a bottle of lotion with her 24/7? Or the 6yr old with the cough who cant have his liquid cough medicine because its in the cargo hold. You can see how this can turn out kind of ridiculous. Flying is a mode of travel, and as a paying customer you do have some sort of expectation to have "comforts", which typically include liquids of many many kinds. Of course people also expect to travel safely as well. But does safety have to come at the cost of even LONGER lines (people who want to argue with TSA agents that they must have their water or whatever and blah blah, you know itll happen all the time) and the possible elimination of airline travel for some people? Imagine living 1.5hrs away from Jacksonville, Fl airport. The cost of a round trip ticket $150-200 dollars, sometimes and with gas going up who the hell knows, that gets you from Jville to Miami in 2hrs or so from sitting in the plane to getting off the plane. Include driving to the airport, parking, checking in, waiting, boarding, waiting, flying, landing, waiting, deboarding, finding luggage carousel for your flight, waiting, waiting, waiting, damn is mine the last bag I only packed my toothpaste, hair gel and cough syrup, finding friend or cab to where you are staying. Total time, about the same time it would take to drive there, and the costs would probably even out as well if not make air travel way more expensive. Had the person not had to check their luggage, or wait in longer lines, their travel time could have been cut by up to 2 hrs, which to some time fiends is probably alot. Time for the conspiracy theory: make airline travel so tedious and complicated that it no longer is worth the time and money, while at the same time drive up gasoline prices so that people can not travel by car either. now citizens are forced to stay at home and well, you can take it from there... Thoughts anyone?