My first contributor to this advice thread is Virginia Ettel and she has this to say:
Bookmark this website: http://www.tsa.gov/index.shtm
This is the website for the Transportation Safety Administration. Unless you’re driving your own car from home, you need the information here. Most people don’t travel often enough to know all of the does & don’ts about packing & traveling these days. This is the place to get the RIGHT answers.
Sound advice for you all flyers. I’m driving. 😀