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 husband left an envelope with $100.00 bills at the TSA security checkpoint at 2:45 p.m. today Sun July 13, 2014.
Can you please call us at 408-578-6790 or email us if you found it?

Please help us. My husband lost his Galaxy S3 Cell phone in Terminal 2 yesterday at your airport. He missed one flight, cancelled for flight 2, and then routed to LaQuardia for flight home. No doubt he was pretty frazzeled by the whole incident and on top of all that phone missing to call for help. I can be reached at 708-829-5603. Thanks so much for your consideration of this matter.

I am travelling to Ireland next month, leaving from JFK. Do I need to bring my prescription bottles, or can I simply pack the pills into my carry on luggage?

May I know some information. Our company is based in Russia. Our company takes part in exhibition in Tulare.We have change of plane in JFK. We will have exhibition samples with us (Organic liquid fertilizer). Do we need any documents to pass security control?

I just want you and all your customers to know that there are thieves in JFK among those who have access to luggage. I checked my luggage in between 9:30am and 10:00am on December 16, in terminal 4, flight HY102. It was wrapped in plastic, and when I got it back, it was unwrapped, searched, and the most valuable things were missing (new Chanel perfume, Coach handbag, and so on). I am sure that was done in JFK, and not in the airport of arrival.they had two hours of time, between 10:00am and 12:30 am. I haven't officially claimed the incident because it was too much of a pain and bureaucracy, and I did not hope that my things can be found. Just be aware that happens in JFK a lot.

e-cigs :

Flying from JFK to Southampton - will there be any problem taking e-cigs and boxes of the cartridges for them through security and customs?

I will be traveling with my 21 month old son. Will I be allowed to carry packed small yogurt cups and few single serve aseptic milk boxes in my hand luggage for my baby? Please reply at your earliest as this help me plan.

Hi there,

I have a question. My airline company and the ticket agent mistook my first name and last name by reversing it. But the passport number is right. Could I go through the security with such a boarding pass?
My flight is leaving on Wednesday,8/29. So would you please give me a reply as soon as possible?
Thank you so much!!

Yian Li

Hi there this a bit off an odd question. My friend played a TSA agent on the tv show "Fringe" who stopped the two FBI leads saying they needed to talk to a supervisor as they were pursuing a suspect who just cleared security. He thinks in real life he would never do that while I think different. Whose right? Thanks.

Could you please comment about your famous security if Aeroflot flight from JFK to Moscow (Sheremetyvo) on August 15, 2012 was landed in Islandia International Airport after receiving a call that there was a bomb. Of course, the news told us that there was not any bomb, BUT 2 people from the flighnt were arested in Islandia. That means that there was something...

Hi! I am flying from JFK to Moscow with a toddler and an infant. Is there any way my husband can go with me to the gate and help me?

Are there SkyCaps to help me with my bags in the Customs area?

Thanks, Lyn

I'm flying from the UK to New York next Tuesday and I have type 1 diabetes requiring insulin injections. I will need to carry needles, vials of insulin and finger testers with me in my hand luggage. What requirements do I need to make sure I have for passing through security in America? Thank you.

Are TSA-approved locks mandatory when flying out of the US? I'm leaving on Emirates via JFK on Saturday morning. Can I lock my suitcases after the security scan after the check in is complete? I could use cable ties too. The reason I need to lock it is to try and avoid theft in Dubai and Bangalore (my final destination). I know locks have their limitations, but I need to try something! Please help.

I am ariving to terminal 5 on jetBlue at 11.20am and have an international flight to Moscow with Transaero from terminal 4 at 2.25pm. These are two separate tickets. Will I have enough time to change terminals, go through security, check baggs, and check in to my international flight? I am very worried.

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