Fly Smart: Extension Cords Now Permitted in Carry-On Bags!

Great news, Sugboanon travelers!

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Starting May 15, 2024, you no longer have to worry about checking in your extension cords. The Office for Transportation Security (OTS) has announced that travelers can now pack extension cords and power strips in their carry-on bags.

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This change comes in response to numerous complaints from travelers frustrated with the inconvenience of checking these essential items. With the new policy, OTS aims to provide a smoother and more seamless travel experience for passengers and airport staff alike.

By allowing extension cords and power strips in carry-on luggage, the OTS is making it easier for travelers to stay connected and powered up during their travels. Whether you need to charge your devices at the airport or ensure you have enough outlets at your destination, this new rule is designed to accommodate modern travel needs.

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The Office for Transportation Security said in a statement, “OTS strives to improve its policies to provide balance between security and passenger convenience in line with Department of Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista’s guidance to provide comfortable, accessible, safe, sustainable, affordable, and seamless travel for all.”

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So, next time you pack for a trip, feel free to toss that extension cord into your carry-on. This small change is set to make a big difference in ensuring a hassle-free travel experience.

For more information on carryon bags and luggage restrictions, visit the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) official website: https://ots.gov.ph/

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Lenie Lañojan
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