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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My sister just went abroad and when she got to her destination her baggage locks where broken off infact all the passengers had no locks on their suitcases.. Is there some new law at JFK airport not t lock your baggage something I didn't hear of please clarify????? CONFUSED!!!!!!!

I believe that airport security staff are authorized to open and check your luggage at anytime during your trip if or when they feel that your luggage looks suspicious or it may contains things that make the luggage looks suspicous. However, after checking it, they have to leave a note in your luggage to let you know that they have gone thru your luggage for that security purposes and everything should be put back the way it should be. So, locking your luggage will not be a good ideal in for that instance. The lock itself sometimes might create suspicion.

I wouldnt recomend to even take a laptop threw carry on u should check it becous 1 time a friend took a laptop and they seid it wasnt aloud and they threw it at rigt THREW IT OUT we opened a lawsuit that they were suppost to let us go back and check it ia am a lawer this was in JFK in T1 we were flying to russia

Are knitting needles permitted on board en route to hawaii from JFK? Thank you.

i flew from JFK T7 (BA's terminal) on Sat 7th March 09 to London. I was travelling with 3 children and we had lots of hand luggage. at x-ray, we were told (as usual) to remove clothing, shoes, babies from strollers and all hand luggage and laptop to be placed in individual grey bins. we were directed to the line which normally services airline crew. when we got through we loaded everything in the grey bins that had gone through x-ray onto the strollers and carried the babies. 10 mins later whilst waiting by starbucks i realised that i hadn't picked up my laptop. i went back downstairs to find that it was no where to be seen. there were no other passengers near and i can only assume that one of the 10 or so security people that were hanging around took it. does anyone know if this has happened to anyone before? thanks in advance.

Is there anyway to get prescreened to ensure your name is not on any security checklists?

I am on special registration. and i am flying back to France tomorrow at 11 PM. when should i go to the air port? and does the special registration security guys open that late?

i'm flight from isreal to jfk and 2 hr after the landing i have my flight connectian to Mexico. i wnated to knew if i will be able to do it in 2 hr?

i was wonderin if im allowed to bring my knitting needle, or croce needle into the airplane?

my wife delali debe is coming from west africa she was on the plane mcdonnell douglas type d.c 10

that flight stop on u.a.e and put my wife on a transit to fly on the u.a.e airline every since saturday morning at 8am she e mailed me telling that she is on a transit waiting for the airline to jfk to meet me , i been waiting for her at the airport , she did not show up i ask information about the flight emirate airline they told i should go home and waiting for my wife to call , so i got home she send me an e mail telling me that she is having problems by the people over there , she told me they beat on her and take her gold and money she had on and said the money is not enough

so don't know what to do i'm trying to report this to some body to help me out so she could get her stuff back and be on the airplane , so far i got the number for the airport in africa couse he is the guy who told me the flight from africa would be at j.f.k airport by saturday morning at 8:30 now my wife is in dander becouse of him

his number is o11-233244982364 please call to do something about that couse that was not suppose to put her on a transit in u.a.e please call me at this number 347-393-oo39

Traveling with my family from jfk to LAX (5 hours with 2 little ones) Can I pack water, sandwiches, juice boxes, fruit & snacks in my carry-on???
Thanks for any suggestions

My grandson is autistic and will only drink from the children's juice boxes. The smallest one is 5 ounces, can this be brought on the plane?

I paid the delivery and insurance of some paper from Citygate innternational Bank by [email protected] xpress and now customs is holding it. Why? I am here in the state of Washington -I gave them enough money to get it here. Here is the phone #1-253-536-0859 and my cell phone #1-226-2662

Hello, I am travelling with my family tonite Feb 09 on Jet Blue to Fla. I had a Nuclear Medicine treatment on Feb 4th and have a letter from the hospital. I was advised from the doctor I will set off an alert when going thru security so I am contacting in advance for any advice.

Do not want to be delayed if possible as we are on tight schedule.

Thanks,
Rick

Can i take my birth control pills with me inside my carryon aboard the plane? What about my contact solutions? My body cream and lotion?
Thanks

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