As TSA security has gotten more strict over the years, you’re no longer able to bring liquids through TSA security unless they are three ounces or less. However, I used to always travel with a water bottle, and now I’m not able to. If you don’t want to have to purchase one inside security, here’s a cool trick about how you can “sneak” water through the TSA checkpoint.
The TSA only bans water in liquid form, however as long as the water bottle is completely frozen you can bring it through TSA, usually with no questions asked. In fact I just tried this on a recent trip from LGA, and the TSA officer let me right through and didn’t even need to search the bag.
Per the TSA website,
Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.
Now you know, that you’re allowed to bring water bottles or other liquids through TSA as long as they are completely frozen! This works great if you’re going on a long flight because by the time you get on the plane usually it will start to melt.
Feel free to comment below about your success with bringing frozen liquids through TSA.