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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You should be able to, bring everything you have that can verify your identity however they will still need to do additional identity verifications in order to let you fly and you will most likely be subject to additional screening.

Hi,

I'm tavel back to my home country, can I have an expandable baton in my checked luggage? I depart from the state of Missouri.

Thank You

Yes in checked baggage, no in carry on.

Where can I find a list of things that can't be carried in my luggage(this includes all luggage)?

THIS IS A MATTER OF GREAT CONCERN

I AMIT JOLLY , AM A REGULAR FLYER OF EMIRATES.

I AM VERY UPSET FOR THE LOSS OF MY BELONGINGS

LOST MY NEW GARMIN GPS DEVICE KIT , WITH COMPLETE CAR CHARGER , THIS WAS IN A BLACK CARRY BOX .

I HAD BOARDED MY FLT FROM JFK AIRPORT NY ON 18 TH OF AUG 2011,

FLT NUMBER EK 0202

PNR NUMBER : G4YEU2

BAGGAGE TKT NUMBER : EK 288290.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS MY HAND BAG AND WAS ASKED BY YOUR STAFF TO CHK IN AS LUGGAGE AS IT WAS A BIT OVER WT .

MY BAG WAS UNLOCKED AND ASKED TO BE LEFT ON COUNTER NUMBER 8 , AT YOUR CHK IN LUGGAGE COUNTER FOR XRAY .

ON REACHING BACK TO DEL I HAVE FOUND MY BAG TO BE OPEN AND MY GPS BOX MISSING .

THIS IS A SHAMEFUL ACT , AND GIVES A BAD NAME TO EMIRATES .

I TRUSTED EMIRATES AND ITS STAFF FOR ALL THESE YEARS

I AM VERY DISSAPOINTED , THE LOSS OIS FOR ABOUT USD $ 400.00 ( FOUR HUNDRED ONLY ) .

I DONT KNOW WHOM TO APPROACH AND SPEAK /COMPLAIN .

I AWAIT YOUR REPLY

HOPE MY GOODS ARE RECOVERED AND RETURNED TO ME .

KINDLY RUN THE RECORDING VIDEO OF THE CHK IN PROCESS TOO. MAY BE THAT WILL HELP

I AM ATTACHING FEW PICS FOR YOUR REFERENCE .

AMIT JOLLY

0091 9988902288

I am travelling from Ireland to JFK airport Sat 20th. I will be travelling with Ivf medication - prefilled injectible sealed syringes with needles- to sustain a very recent pregnancy-

I have been told by my consultant and pharmacist that these injectibles cannot be stored in the hold, since fluctuations in temp will destroy the proteins and must be in carry on luggage.

I have a customs letter from my consultant and a prescription- dublin Airport have been very helpful giving us a contact point to alert before we get through security in Ireland

Who can I contact at JFK- these meds are essential to maintaining early pregnancy.
I am very anxious about this matter- a response would be great.

The TSA website at http://www.tsa.gov/contact/index.shtm lists the phone number. It is not specific to JFK, but I would start there. I doubt you can contact TSA at a specific airport, and the airport itself is run separately from the TSA security.

is possible to carry hair phon in the hand lagguage?
thanks

Yes.
JFK_Specialist

Hi, We are traveling from JFK to SXM via JetBlue and wondering if we are allowed to pack dry food (pasta,cereal, etc.) in the checked baggage?

Thank you!

No.
JFK_Specialist

I need to take 1 galon of transmission oil to Poland , is it allowed to have it in checking luggage???

It is prohibited.
JFK_Specialist

i am an athlete who took protein powder on my vacation to peru. However now the jar is open. Is it allowed to take the protein powder back to the U.S. If so, where should i take it? in my carry on bag so that it will be known that it is for my use?

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