Carry-on items banned and permitted in U.S. airliners under security rules effective Tuesday:
_ Liquid and gel toiletries in 3-ounce containers or smaller are allowed if they are in a clear plastic, quart-size ziplocked bag.
_ Up to 4 ounces of some items are permitted in carry-on bags: eye drops, saline solution, nonprescription medicine and personal lubricants.
_ Larger bottles of liquids and gels from outside - including shampoo, suntan lotion, creams and toothpaste - are allowed only in checked baggage.
_ Drinks, liquids and gels purchased in airport stores inside the security checkpoints can be carried into passenger cabins.
_ Baby formula and medications are allowed but will be inspected.
_ Lighters are banned in carry-on bags and in checked luggage, unless they don't have fuel or are in a case approved by the Transportation Department.
_ Laptops, cell phones, pagers and personal data assistants are allowed.
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Testing by the FBI and at government labs showed that small containers of liquids 'don't pose a real threat.'
Travelers can now carry containers of liquids and gels up to 3.4 ounces, or 100 milliliters.
Some vow not to fly rather than check their luggage.
The new policies aren't always clear or consistent.