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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Looks like you will have enough time. Be sure to allow at least one hour travel time to and from Manhattan and arrive back at JFK at least two hours prior to scheduled departure.

Can I bring a bottle with 4 ounces of water and a seperate little thing of the powder formula? I would have to bring two of these for the trip. Is this allowed? or do I need to premix the bottle?

You will not be able to bring the water or any liquids, and the powder will probably require additional screening. You should let security know what the powder is. You can get water to mix the formula in the gate area post-security.

I was wondering about how the taxfree purchase of for example make-up and parfume, when I fly from Sweden will go throw the security when I arrive at JFK and after that will change flight to an other city in the US?

Carry -on..... can I bring my pill box containing my medication without the original bottles they came in?

I am travelling NY to India via London.. I have couple of laptops with me.. 1 work and 1 personal.. Can i bring both in carry on bag or i have to place 1 in luggage??

They should be OK in your carry on bag.

To be on a safe side I would advise you to take your medication with the original bottles.
JFK_Specialist

We hired a VIP service to meet us at the gate after getting off the plane in Heathrow and JFK to expedite us thru customs... They told us that they could meet us at the gate in Heathrow but all US airports do not allow VIP services to meet at the gate for international flights...Is this correct? If yes , will that change? is there any service that the airlines provide for that?

My elderly parents are flying by themselves (Jet blue). How do i obtain a gate pass in order to assist them through security and to the gate?

Gate passes are hard to come by, they are only issued in special circumstances such as assisting children flying alone, disabled passengers, etc. Inquire at the Jet Blue counter and they will decide if your request is worthy of a gate pass!

Check in with JetBlue at terminal 5, however, gate passes are only available to passengers flying out.

Hi,

I bought 3 laptops for my family and friends. I was wondering if it is possible to bring those with me to my country. I am flying to Azerbaijan, I will transfer the plane in Istanbul. Thanks for letting me know.

Turkar

Yes, but if you have them in your carry-on bags you will need to remove them and put them each in a separate xray bin when going through security.

I have been prescribed suboxone, and are traveling with a few business partners that don't need to know what I'm being prescribed. I know by looking at the security guidelines that they require medications to be in a clear ziplock bag. I just don't want to be in line with my colleagues at security and have my business put out. What could I do to maybe keeps this from being a water cooler conversation. Thanks in advance!!!!!

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