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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I use medication (testosterone gel) Gel is packaged in an original 5-milligram bags,(I have 30 bags of 5 milligrams each .) I'm afraid cause damage (mechanical, or extreme temperature)to the medication! May I take my medication with me in a handbag to the cabin on the plane?? thanks

Just to play it safe make sure you have a doctors note and your prescription. You medicine could be subject to additional/extra screening.
JFK_Specialist

I'm traveling to ecuador with a 22" tv. can I take it with me as a carry on in the box or should i put it in the carry on bag?

Play it safe and put it as a check in luggage.
JFK_Specialist

I will be travelling to Ecuador as a medical volunteer. I am bringing a microscope as a donation, and will carry it on board. Will I have trouble getting a microscope through security?

They may need to do additional screening on it after it comes through the xray, but it does not appear on the prohibited items list. Be sure to take the microscope out of our carry on and place it in a separate xray bin.

Hi my 17 yr old daughter is flying international out to Kenya from JFK this Tuesday. This will be her first international flight without her parents/grand parents. Can both my wife and I (we have passports for ID) get guest gate access passes to make sure our daughter gets on her plane and leaves? Thank you. - Harald

Yes.
JFK_Specialist

I am traveling from Iceland and stopping for 5 hours in JFK untill my flight to San francisco. Do you think I have any time to leave the airport for one or two hours?

Just be sure to return at least two hours before departure. You won't have time to go into NYC as you will need to allow one hour for customs and one hour each way for travel, which would eat up most of your available time.

hello, I am a student who has been studying abroad in China. I will be returning in the next few days, and was wondering if it is legal to bring back expandable batons (checked and not brought in my carry on obviously). I do not want t get in trouble when I land, please let me know if it is not possible to bring these as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

You should be fine if you put those items into checked bags.
JFK_Specialist

Hi! We'll arrive in JFK on july 16 at 8:00 am. with 5 Persons , Could someone help us to know if there is a chattel bus or bus to Cherry hill NJ from JFK

I am flying into JFK from London at the end of august and just need to know if I can keep an aerosol asthma inhaler in my carry on bag.....
Many thank's

"Non-liquid or gel medications of all kinds such as solid pills, or inhalers are allowed through the security checkpoint once they have been screened. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to assist with the screening process."

that is from TSA official website:
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1059.shtm

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