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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

Last Sunday 2/17, I was heading back from a trip to Israel that I had been on for 3 weeks, give or take. Unfortunately, I had a stop over at JFK, where I had to board a Jetblue flight back to Florida. Well, I was tired- exhausted from the trip, and I didn't feel like carrying anything on the plane, so I checked my luggage. I had two large suitcases, so inside the largest I put my laptop bag, which contained my Macbook, and assorted cables and headphones, and then locked it all up with my TSA aproved locks. Well, when I arrived in Florida my locks were missing, and my laptop gone, with a nice note from TSA advising me that they had searched my luggage in the name of safety.

I searched the airport to find the Jetblue offices, just looking for advice and direction, and all I got was a disproportionate level of attitude and defensiveness. I swear it was right out of Hamlet. They 'made a note of it in their computer systems', and gave me the number for TSA. I've called the lost and found at JFK (trying to give the benefit of the doubt) probably 200 times, to get an actual person once, who *wait for it* ... hung up on me. I've filed a claim with TSA which, after reading about the process on their website, seems like the most convoluted and redundant process imaginable (who would of though our government agencies would be so backwards *cough*). So, I guess at this point it's just a waiting game.

Good luck with everything! I looked and found this phone number to Jetblue for you:

Jet Blue
11829 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375 Map
(716) 630-0505

It should be the number for their corporate office.

Thank you for the contact details for jetBlue's corporate office - their telephone team would not give them to me.

I have just returned from Fort Lauderdale with jetBlue. My flight departure was delayed by 2 hours and on arrival I was told that my bag had been sent to Newark.

So the bag waited there overnight, was sent back to Fort Lauderdale in the morning and then back up in the afternoon.

Surprise surprise a red bag with $170 of Diesel T shirts had been removed from my luggage by the time it arrived with me.

And the baggage agent I had the misfortune of dealing with was one of the most rude and unhelpful people I have ever encountered.

So I have written to the CEO and Chairman for them to respond to this sorry situation.

One of my baggage was delivered to me one day after I arrived. When I opened my baggage, I found out that some of the items that were in the baggage were being stolen and replaced with something else that are spoiled (gross). I was really disappointed with this incident. I don't know who did that but I think the person who delivered my baggage was suspicious. I hope people raise awareness while it comes to the baggage delay or issues like that.

I could not seem to find which terminal houses NorthWest airlines at JFK? anyone know the answer? I will be taking a bus or subway from Brooklyn, so if anyone knows where I get off for NWA...Please tell me.
Thanks

I made the mistake of checking a bag with my cam corder in it. Now its gone. What do I do. I will just remember that when I travel @ JFK to expect my belongings to be up for grabs.

It seems that JFK Security needs to do something about their lightfigured staff.... We traveled from JFK to LAX on the 2/1 and our bags where broken into and no one wanted to know about it.....

Trust me this is going further since it is there duty of care to ensure peoples baggage is safe once it is in their care...

Total idiots at American Airlines have not a clue

I had some foreign currency stolen from my checked baggage and have learned NOT to pack anything of value through JFK. I traveled business class and not only were items stolen, but my bags arrived to Athens 2 days later than I did! How do we pursue finding the thief so they are removed and do not continue to steal?

my husband's laptop was not in his suitcase when we got home from flight 16 from Phoenix on US Air on Dec. 30 in the evening... We arrived at 11:45 pm and the suitcase was open when we picked it up off the carousel. My feeling is someone stole it out of his bag, but perhaps it opened and someone placed it on the carousel by itself. Did anyone at baggage claim find it? It is in a black case, fairly heavy and it is a Toshiba laptop registered to Richard Gibbs. Thank you.

I have to pick up a child flying to to terminal 3. I would like to go to the gate to meet her as she deplanes. Are there exceptions to get through security without a boarding document?

Usually its at the Gate's discretion. All of the airlines will issue you a pass to allow you to pickup your child. If they dont, they will assign an employee to escort your child to you.

I will be traveling on LTU Airways, out of JFK to Dusseldorf, and would like to carry on a wedding gift.
The gift is a hand made stained glass item 16" x 16" x
1", highly fragile item, and in a metal frame. Will I be able to carry on, and how can I package it? Wrapped in a gift box, then placed in cardboard box?

What is the weight limit and size for carry-on luggages

hi , if i am travelling to jfk and my name on my passport is quite long and the ticket has my name shorten will cause and problems, and what can i do about it .

I was told that when u land in america there are loads of forms to fill in before you can leave. I was also told you could fill this form ou online. pls could you tell me where i fill this out?

My aunt lost her license at the airport she was departing from. Is there a way she can get back home without one?

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