As the busy holiday travel season approaches, TSA would like to help you get through the security checkpoint quickly and have a safe flight to your destination. Our Transportation Security Officers will be working around the clock to provide an efficient security process. We're asking you to become an active partner in your security experience by knowing the rules and carefully packing your carry-on bags.
Pack smart to get through faster. Keep luggage organized by layering items; this will increase visibility for the security officers. When approaching the checkpoint, be prepared. Boarding pass and ID should be ready for inspection, outer garments and shoes must come off, any loose metal items should be placed in your carry-on, and all liquids must come out of bags. All liquids must be kept in the 3-1-1 format unless needed for special medical purposes.
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During the holidays, TSA employees will be out in front of the checkpoint, ready to help you get through the security process. Keeping in mind things that tend to slow down lines, many security officers will give helpful reminders as you go through security.
The most common mistakes made at the checkpoint are listed below:
If you require any special assistance going through security, please notify a security officer as soon as you enter the checkpoint area.
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How to Pack Liquids: 3-1-1
Liquid explosives still present a threat to aviation. To speed your trip through the checkpoint, pack all of your liquids in your checked bag. If you must take liquids through the checkpoint and onto the plane, be sure to follow the 3-1-1 rules for liquids, aerosols and gels. Please keep in mind that 3-1-1 doesn't just apply to toiletries like shampoo and toothpaste, it applies to drinks, food, liquor and perfume.
Certain items are exempt from the 3-1-1 rules because of medical necessity. Medications like insulin, cough syrup and ointments, and infant needs such as breast milk and formula may be brought through the checkpoint in reasonable quantities as long as you declare them to a security officer. Other liquid items in quantities larger than three ounces should be placed in your checked bags.
TSA 3-1-1 Travel Tips:
Source: Transportation Safety Administration
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