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.

Comments

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Hi, can you just clarify how long it with take for us to get through security if I am an international arrival?

I am arriving from London Heathrow at 13:45. How long will it take?

You need to allow at least one hour to clear customs/immigration. If you are transferring to another flight wait times vary clearing TSA security checkpoints.

I wanted to check if it will be a problem to carry a stainless steel Sword replica from New York to India?

OK in checked baggage only but be sure to wrap/secure properly to avoid injury. Prohibited in carry-on.

Hello:

I wanted to know if I would be allowed to carry a bridal swarovski crystal bouquet handle/holder without flowers on my carry-on bag, because it is a delicate and important item that I need on hand?

P.S. I am traveling from JFK with Turkish airlines, just in case it is important in this case...

I really appreciate your help.

Yes but be sure to take it out of your bag for xray screening.

Hi i am travelling to jfk from london heathrow and would like to carry on cosmetics in my hand luggage most will be powder and solids but my foundation is liquid as long as it is under 100ml is there any other reasons i cant take my cosmetics on board as its a long flight i would like to refresh myself

Hi if you are going BA from T5 you will need to be sure as the security is stronger on thing you can take on the flight from the UK than when coming back though JFK TSA if you are in T5 you can check before you go though and leave anything with a relative you can't take. the TSA use full body scans in JFK T7 so put everything in to a box for x-ray my brother in-law got stopped because he had a tissue in his pocket.

Hello US Airport,
I have a friend that travels from the US often. And would like him to purchase 3 iphones. For me, my partner, and my sister.
I was told that limit is only 2. I this true?
Please advise where I can find this information.
Thank you in advance

Security searched my carry on AND took it back to be re-xrayed. In the process, my cell phone (droid) is now MIA. Any chance they have it?

hi i will be travelling from the UK to jfk at xmas and want to know if i am allowed to take a xmas pudding and a bottle of champagne in my checked in luggage?
thank you

Hello, i'm traveling from JFK to San francisco and i want to bring 5 Vicodin pills with me. I will not have a prescription. I was going to put them in a small pill holder thats on my key chain. Will this be ok?

Hi,

We'll be flying out in December and we'd like to carry on Rice to Riches, basically rice pudding, 5 lbs worth - 2 6x6x5 containers. It's not really liquid, but it is food. Is this allowed?

Thanks,
-CAG

Query on whether over the counter medicines like Biogesic (paracetamol/ analgesic) Decolgen for colds, and claritin for allergies (antihistamine), tretinoin (retin-a) for acne treatment and papaya whitening soaps are allowed in the JFK airport handcarry/ check in luggage?

Put those items in checked luggage if possible, if not put all items in a separate plastic bag and remove from carry on bag at screening and these items may be subject for additional screening.

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