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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This is still happening. We visited New York with British Airways from the UK. On returning we visited the dyut free at JFK and purchased $55 of vodka. We obviously had to show our flight tickets/boarding card. We paid and our goods were delivered to the aeroplane boarding jetty. When there we saw that they were in bags with the receipts stapled to the outside. To us everything looked fine. Arrived at Heathrow and goods were confiscated on our flight up to Edinburgh. The guy at airport security, Lee, said that this happens all the time, yet he or his boss had never thought to actually contact JFK and let them know. Given that we had never actually went out of the airport and were simply transferring within 20 minutes of arriving at Heathrow I simply feel we have been let down, not just by JFK, but by Heathrow. To simply say that this happens all the time and yet not to bother about doing anything is just ridiculous.

The same thing happened to me to in december however i paid $150 so im £75 out of pocket and it was a christmas present. I was however allowed to take my perfume on board even though it was purchased at the same time and on the same receipt as the alcohol.I dont quite understand why one was confiscated without the other as they are both liquids. I was travelling from jfk to manchester via schipol. I have tried to complain to schipol an received a very apologetic letter which although it was nice to get a reply... im still out of pocket. I feel this is happening to more people than we think. I intend to write to schipol again but would like the address to complain to JFK duty free but cant seem to find an email address or complaints proceedure anywhere. Was wondering if u had any details to complain to JFK because I agree with you that ultimately they should be responsible for informing us before we make purchases. I would be very grateful if you have a contact point for JFK if you could forward it to me [email protected]. If i get any further with my complaint I will let You know.

Many thanks Michelle x

Essentially the same thing happened to me returning from Spain to the US. There should be some information on the TSA site to warn passengers they will not be able to keep any liquids purchased in the duty free shops. I work for the airline and had no idea this was going to happen.

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