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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Yes plenty of food courts prior to security at terminal 4.
JFK_Specialist

thanks

can i bring a 1.7 oz glass perfume with me?

Yes.
JFK_Specialist

My wife is departing from JFK Terminal 1 (Aeroflot) on 23 July. I am departing JFK from Terminal 3 (Delta) on the same day. Can I accompany her to her departure gate in Terminal 1 if I do not have a ticket for a flight departing from that terminal? She does not speak much English yet - would that qualify me for a special gate pass? Thank you.

No, you must have a valid boarding pass or gate pass for that terminal. Inquire at the Aeroflot ticket counter about a gate pass.

I'm leaving from JFK to London in 2 days for business travel. I just realized my passport is still in my maiden name. Will I still be able to travel if I bring my marriage certificate?

Yes.

I would like to take a golfclub (1 rescue) as hand baggage on an international flight in order to avoid a larger piece of baggage to store it. Are there from a security point of view any problems? (as the club with 43.5" is not much lager than a large umbrella)
Thanks

Golf clubs are considered prohibited items as a carry-on and must be checked.

There are so many people talking about how those full body scanners are dangerous to health .. I'm entering new york through JFK, so I'd like to know if one of those machines is expecting me on the arrival ? Or is it only for departure flights ? Because I believe they're meant to secure people getting on-board aircrafts .. There's no point of getting exposed to x-ray two times in less than a week (arrival & departure).

You will not be subject to a body scan on arrival, only for departures and most body scans are random so you may not be selected at all.

My family including 2 kids needs to travel from JFK...Can I drop them till flight...in other words can i go after cabin bag secruity check point....drop them and then come back from there?

When they check-in you can request a gate pass from the airline to accompany them through security to the gate, however the airlines only issue gate passes for special circumstances.

Hello dears i Will arribe to JFK at 9:50am on may 25 2011 on delta and take a conection to Seattle at 8:00pm on same day, would be possible and allowed to my to go sightseeing to time square betweent those hours.

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