my husband and i have spent the past few weeks traveling around china, and i saw something i’ve never encountered before… You are not allowed to travel domestically with any liquids at all, even the small sizes unless it is a medication. At the security checkpoints they have big signs that say if you are diabetic, you can bring through all related medications and liquids BUT that you must give them to the cabin crew upon boarding and that they will be kept in their possession for the duration of the flight. New Yorker that i am, i calmly shoved my bag through the x-ray and kept going each time we flew. i’m on a pump, so it wouldn’t have been as big a deal, but the idea of my insulin vials in someone else’s possession is scary to me, esp. if they were dropped or lost–what kind of recourse would/could you have? probably nothing. is someone on a 17 hour flight really going to get up and find their insulin every time they need to take a shot?
a little bit crazy, but mostly we just found it funny.