My daughter was flying home from college one year when a TSA employee pulled her aside. There was a problem with her carry-on.
Rummaging through her duffle, the TSA employee quickly found the problem: A full bottle of Omega Cure®. My daughter, not thinking properly after a week of finals, had slipped the bottle in alongside her sweaters and socks.
“Do you want to check this or throw it,” the man asked, trying to keep a stern face as my daughter hemmed and hawed. Looking at the clock and realizing she had no time to check her bag, my daughter started telling him all about her family’s omega-3 business, her parents who would be so disappointed about the bottle going to waste, and the benefits of fish oil.
The man eventually took pity on her.
“I’ll just go run a few tests on this,” he said. Moments later, he brought back the bottle of Omega Cure and told her she could catch her flight.
As my daughter ran for the plane, she heard over the intercom an unusual addition to the TSA spiel:
“Please remove all liquids, gels, aerosols and bottles of omega-3 fish oil from your carry-on.”
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We still laugh about this story.
But if you’ve ever thought about traveling with Omega Cure, you should know there are better alternatives than sweet talking your way through airport security.
Here are my tips for navigating your way through TSA and beyond:
1. Bring Omega Cure Extra Strength. We designed the Omega Cure Extra Strength vials with travel in mind. Since the vials have a two-week shelf life at room temperature, they are easy to bring along when you don’t have access to a refrigerator. And since TSA lets you carry up to 6 vials in your carry-on, you can bring several days worth of oil to cover you during your travels.
2. Pack your Omega Cure Extra Strength vials in a plastic bag. I usually recommend packing any fish oil in at least one – but preferably two – sealed ziplock bags. If for some reason the vials should leak or get crushed, you want to make sure the oil won’t spill onto the rest of your belongings.
3. On that same note, don’t pack your Omega Cure Extra Strength vials next to clothes or electronics, if you can help it. If your carry-on luggage has separate compartments, keep your Omega Cure with other liquids items, like lotions and small bottles of shampoo – again, as an extra precaution against leaks.
4. If you are checking your luggage or traveling by car or train, you can, of course, bring your Omega Cure bottle (and we have many customers who have done so over the years). For these trips, lovingly wrap your bottle in bubble wrap. And again, don’t forget those sealed ziplock bags.
5. When you get to your final destination, remember to put your Omega Cure bottles or vials in the refrigerator, if you have one available. As mentioned above, the Omega Cure Extra Strength vials have a two-week shelf life at room temperature. But, refrigeration does extend the shelf life and keeps the oil fresh for longer. Plus, it tastes better chilled.