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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Hi, I am flying from Ukraine to New York, I am wondering if I can carry Lavender (herb) in my luggage bag? thank you

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Hi, next week I'll be flying from Mexico city to NY, and I'm wondering if I can carry on my check-in luggage a bottle of alcohol? A friend told me I can do so, but I'm concerned because I'm 19, and as long as I know, I still underage on there, and the last thing I want is to have problems on the airport for that reason. I appreciate ypur attention. Thank you

You can put bottles of liquid, including alcohol, in your checked luggage but be sure it's properly wrapped and protected against breakage. It's your decision whether you want to take it and run any risks since you are underage.

Hi we have our 8 month old daughter traveling with us to another country for vaca. We leave from JFK, can we bring some gerber snacks and baby food, formula and how much, purrified water to make formula and baby wash for diaper changes. Also can I bring my little baby cooler with an ice pack in it for juice and formula? Thank u.

You should put them in a check in bag.

So what is she gonna eat or drink till we get there? Its a long flight and she is 8 months old!

You CAN bring baby food, milk, formula, juice, water for your baby through the checkpoint provided it is in reasonable quantities for your travel. These items may be subject to additional screening.

I'm going to travel from JFK. Can I have 2 bottles of day and night cream of 30 ml each with me on the plane. Thanks

As long as they are in containers of 3.5 oz/100 ml or less you should be ok.

I'm visiting a friend in NYC and was pick-pocketed and my license can i fly back to orlando with a verified police report and debit card with my name on it?

You should be able to, bring everything you have that can verify your identity however they will still need to do additional identity verifications in order to let you fly and you will most likely be subject to additional screening.

Hi,

I'm tavel back to my home country, can I have an expandable baton in my checked luggage? I depart from the state of Missouri.

Thank You

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