Latest TSA Security Directives

3-1–1 for Carry-ons

Air travelers may now carry liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag when going through security checkpoints.


With certain exceptions for prescription and over-the-counter medicines, baby formula and breast milk, and other essential liquids, gels, and aerosols, the following rules apply to all liquids, gels, and aerosols you want to carry through a security checkpoint.



3–1–1 for carry-ons

  • 3 ounce bottle or less
  • 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
  • 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measur

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.


Updates to the TSA Security Requirements(effective November 10, 2006):

Latest security bans according to the TSA Security Directives

Summary of Security Directive Changes for Flights departing from and within the U.S.



  • Effective November 10, 2006, the TSA has advised that travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3.4 ounces/100 ml or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic re-sealable bag. At the security checkpoint passengers will be asked to remove the clear plastic re-sealable bag from their accessible baggage and place it in a separate bin or on the conveyor belt for screening. X-raying these items separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items. In addition, prescription liquid, gel and aerosol medications, baby formula/milk/food, and diabetic glucose treatments must be declared at the checkpoint for additional screening if they are not included in the ONE QUART clear plastic re-sealable bag.



  • Passengers who attempt to bring undeclared liquids, gels, or aerosols into the sterile area without providing to the TSA for separate screening may be subjected to secondary screening.


  • Passengers who purchase liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in the sterile area are now allowed to take them onboard the aircraft.




  • Duty Free liquids, gels, and/or aerosols purchased inside the sterile area may be brought onboard the aircraft by passengers, and no longer must be delivered to the aircraft.

Summary of Security Directive Changes for Flights departing from non-U.S. (except the UK)

  • Effective November 10, 2006, the TSA has advised that travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3.4 ounces/100 ml or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic re-sealable bag. At the security checkpoint passengers will be asked to remove the clear plastic re-sealable bag from their accessible baggage and place it in a separate bin or on the conveyor belt for screening. X-raying these items separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items. In addition, prescription liquid, gel and aerosol medications, baby formula/milk/food, and diabetic glucose treatments must be declared at the checkpoint for additional screening if they are not included in the ONE QUART clear plastic re-sealable bag.




  • Passengers who attempt to bring undeclared liquids, gels, or aerosols into the sterile area without providing to the TSA for separate screening may be subjected to secondary screening.




  • Passengers who purchase liquids, gels, and/or aerosols (including Duty Free items) in the sterile area are now allowed to take them onboard the aircraft if:

    • Liquids, gels, and/or aerosols are not carried into the sterile area through the screening checkpoint AND
    • Passengers do not mingle with other passengers who have not been screened to enter the sterile area.
    • If both of the aforementioned points cannot be ensured, liquid, gel or aerosol Duty Free items must be delivered to the passenger onboard the aircraft or as he/she boards the aircraft.



The airline is suggesting that all customers consider checking all of their luggage, in an effort to minimize delays at airport security checkpoints.

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hello, i am going to tokyo at terminal 4 in June 11th around noon
but can i get in security earlier? my plane arrived at JFK in June 10th, but I can't book a hotel because I am underaged
what is the earliest time I can go to the security?
Thanks,

I am flying from The Dominican Republic to Toronto, Canada with a connection at JFK. Staying on same airline, Delta, all at terminal 3. Since this is int'l to int'l, will I have to clear U.S. customs and immigration at JFK, or is there a transit lounge?

Yes you will clear both of these.
JFK_Specialist

Do I need to go through any kind of customs or immigration before boarding 2:25PM flight from JFK to Moscow on Transaero Airlines? How much time should I allow to go through all the necessary security to wait for my flight?

No you dont since you are leaving the U.S.
JFK_Specialist

I will have a Terminal 7 Boarding Pass and a very long connecting time. Q1--Can I use my boarding pass for a Terminal 7 flight to enter the Terminal 4 security area to see a friend off before their flight? Q2—Can I walk between terminal 7 and terminal 4? Q3—When walking between terminals 4, 5, 6 and 7 does one stay inside the security area of leave the security area. Thks, Leona

Hello,
May I take my tripod for DSLR photo camera with me in hand-luggage? It weights 2.5 kg and 70 cm long.
Thanks!

is there priority access lanes open for oneworld sapphire/aa platinum in terminal 4 and will they be open between 9pm and 1030pm?

While at the security gate of terminal 3 DL airlines. I lost my Nikkon blac camera in the security tray. I hope you can assist me in this very important matter. My camera carries no real financial value but a lot of valuable memorable moments and unfortunately I cannot review many of them anymore.I was on flight DL 4184 JFK-YYZ on April 1st 2012. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Just had a total knee replacement. Will I have any problems going through customs. It is titanium and plastic.

You might have problems. Just to be safe please provide a note from your doctor regarding knee replacement.
JFK_Specialist

Dear Sirs.
My name is Mikhail Nadezhkin. I'm from Russia.
At March 11, 2012 I bought 4 iPhones 4S in Apple Store.
At March 15, 2012 I flew back from New York to Russia. When I checked in my luggage at JFK, all iPhones were in my bag. But in Moscow I discovered that there were only 2 iPhones in my bag. Maybe the rest phones were confiscated at customs or stolen.
In case of these phones were confiscated what I have to do to return my iPhones?

can i carry more than one hard disk say 2 in my hand luggage ??

No.

I am arriving AA from Canada at JFK Terminal 8 at 1:10 PM. I only have carry-on bags, no check-in bags. I need to connect flight at Terminal 4 Air India at 3 PM.

(a) Since this is a transit situation just for connecting flights between 2 terminals, do I have to go through security and custom immigration again at Terminal 4 ?

(b) Since I have carry-on bags, how much time is needed if I have to clear custom & immigation, and security again at Terminal 4 again ?

Thank you in advance.

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