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.

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"Non-liquid or gel medications of all kinds such as solid pills, or inhalers are allowed through the security checkpoint once they have been screened. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to assist with the screening process."

that is from TSA official website:
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1059.shtm

Take great care, hide all medication inhalers in the hold luggage. I have had my three inhalers confiscated twice when flying out of the US to England. The risk is high, if you have breathing problems on a long flight. TSA never cater for anyone with medical problems, and are always obstructive and intimidating.

Nope you will have to put it in your check in luggage.
JFK_Specialist

OK Thank you........

I have a pretty high end desktop which I dont want to loose. So I want to carry the parts (motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card, hard disks). Can I do that? Or is there any restriction? What could be the worst case scenario.

Broken down for parts desktop computer in your carry on bag could be very risky.It is very unusual for security to see someone carry broken down desktop vs a laptop,notebook or PS3 gaming console like one of the passengers below. Regular in one piece electronics such as those mentioned above are normal,but electronics broken down could be subject to confiscation.

Not allowed. It could be confiscated.
JFK_Specialist

It is OK to take those items as carry-on. So what is the difference between the PS3 game(look at the post bellow) and computer parts? It is ALL electronics that everybody is allowed to put in their carry-on bags.

Quick questions. I'm leaving for my flight in a couple of days and I'm planning on taking a gaming systems (PS3) with me. How should I take it with me? I've heard that if you put it in its own bag and without anything connected to it, they will just treat it like a normal laptop. Or would it be possible to put it in my carry on with little bit of clothing inside.

Its OK to put it in your carry on bag.
JFK_Specialist

Im arriving in JFK next week from Manchester UK with a connecting flight through to ATL. Bringing a friend a bottle of duty free. Will I need to put into my carry on bag and check it in like in Atlanta or am I allowed to take through customs in my carry on.
If I have to check it in what is the process.

Thanks

You will not be able to get the bottle through security in your carry on for your ATL flight. You will need to put it in checked luggage before you exit customs at JFK.

Please help me I have never been on a plane before. My mom paid already for me and my 3 kids to go to Florida tomorrow. I have a medicaid photo ID with my photo on it. I have my social security paper and birth certificate I also have a temporary NYS ID with no photo and A different mailing address. I also have a marriage licsnse...My mom would be highly upset if I can't go. Please someone help me.

You should have passport and an electronic ticket with you.
JFK_Specialist

I am sure people are sooo confused with wrong information that MS-MC. provides and who hides under Anonymous on each page of this forum.

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