Carry-on rules for USA domestic flights have gotten tighter.
What to Know Before You Go
Due to enhanced security measures liquids, gels, lotions and other items of similar consistency will not be permitted in carry-on baggage. These types of items must be packed in your checked baggage.
Additionally, liquids, gels and lotions purchased beyond the checkpoint but must be disposed of before boarding the aircraft.
To ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers the following items are permitted.
* Small amounts of Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling
You are permitted to bring solid cosmetics and personal hygiene items as such lipstick, lip balm and similar solids. Please remember these items must be solid and not liquid, gel or aerosol.
* Liquid prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket
* Up to 8 oz. of liquid or gel low blood sugar treatment
* Up to 4 oz. of essential non-prescription liquid medications
As I am one of those people who tries to travel with just a carry-on, here are a few suggestions for products which may be allowed onboard.
Lush Shampoo Bars
Lush Solid Conditioner
Burt's Bees Lip Balm in Chapstick form [also at Border's Bookstores]
I haven't found a powdered tooth paste (tooth powder?) but these items might cover a few of the gender neutral basics. Anyone find a solid lotion yet? Also, they don't cost much so you can toss a product into the trash if the TSA agent decides that solid hair care products (like a soap, not vaseline) is a threat to security.
Remaining tip: slice up your solid soaps with a bread knife. No need to bring an entire bar of anything for a quick trip.
++ The capable flyertalk members contribute suggestions for non-liquid and non-gel toiletries