Chandri MacLeod (chandri) wrote,
Chandri MacLeod

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Oh, come ON.

I went to have a look at the specific restrictions on liquids and gels for carry-on, given the luck I've been having with checked baggage and airplanes the last few years - when the liquid restrictions came in I figured it wasn't worth it and started checking things, but I always seem to have trouble when I do. If they don't lose or mis-direct my luggage to South America, then the baggage carousel's broken, or the baggage golf cart's stalled on the tarmac, or there's been an attack by terrifying space monkeys that has force the baggage handlers to flee for the Atlantic.

This is what CATSA's website says:

Passengers will be permitted to bring liquids, gels and aerosols through security screening at Canadian airports provided that the items are packaged in containers with a capacity of 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz) or less, and that the containers fit comfortably in one clear, closed and resealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre (1 quart). The approximate dimensions of a one litre/quart bag are 15 cm by 23 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 18 cm (8 in. by 7 in.). One bag per passenger will be permitted.

Okay, I (kind of) get limiting liquid/gel carry-on, but they're limiting the capacity of the plastic bag you're allowed to carry them in? Are you fucking serious? Wouldn't it make more sense to limit the maximum milliliters you're allowed to carry? Since the containers take up almost as much space as their contents?

...I'm pretty sure all my stuff won't fit in a bag that size anyway, and I don't think I have the math skills to calculate the volume of the size of plastic bags I have (which are 30 cm by 27.5 cm, apparently), and damned if I'm going out to buy a whole box of the correct size bag just so I can meet CATSA's insanely exacting standards. GAH.

Checking baggage, then. Cross your fingers for me, f-list. o.O

Temperature in Vancouver is almost bearable today (providing you don't... like... move, or exert yourself in any way, shape or form), but I'm not looking forward to the bus. It seems as though the bus is a microcosm of all heat and misery, getting roughly twice the external temperature no matter what that is. Also, it's probably my imagination, but it always seems as though the hotter it gets, the more people are taking the bus. Apparently yesterday was the hottest high we've had in Vancouver since 1998, and we're now officially in a heat wave.

Gods, let it be over soon. *flop*
Tags: i weep for the species, travel

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