Flying out of Pearson airport is such a pain nowadays....this is what happened to me
I'm hypoglycemic and always carry a small carton of orange juice (one of those little packs kids take to school with them), candy and some nut bars, just in case I run into a problem, which I do from time to time. Anyway, I got to the airport and checked in and told them I had this juice with me because I'm diabetic. First of all, one lady didn't understand what hypoglycemic meant and she referred me to another person in another area to see if she will allow me to carry it in my purse. Then this lady asked me why I have to carry this and I said this is my lifeline in case my sugar drops and it comes in handy if I'm in between places where I don't have access to orange juice or anything that might bring up my sugar level. She said to me that I couldn't carry it unless I emptied it in a cup and carried it that way. I explained to her that it would be very awkward for me to carry it in my purse that way and she threw it away in a garbage can. I asked her where is my orange juice and she told me she threw it in the garbage can and I asked her why she did that because I wanted to drink it then instead of throwing it away since I haven't had any breakfast that morning because it was such an early flight.
I forgot to mention that when they were checking to see if I had any shampoos etc. I mentioned that I carry a hand sanitizer with me and they said it was ok and even gave me a plastic bag to carry it in my purse. I was totally confused at the fact that they wouldn't let me carry orange juice, but let me carry a hand sanitizer.........Am I insane or is it them.......please answer me on this because when I was returning from the states this didn't happen at all....I was able to carry my juice box with me, no questions asked :rolleyes: