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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Unfortunately you will need to submit your medication to the screening process. Maybe you can arrange to be behind your colleagues in the security line so they can't see your divested items.

Stop complaining calm down and call your airlines please.
MS

I will be arriving at JFK on an international flight from Africa (Emirates) a little less than 2 hours before my connecting domestic flight (jetBlue) takes off. When I land, do I need to claim my baggage to go through customs, or is there any way it can be transferred directly? I will have to change terminals and go back thorugh security, so I am concerned about the amount of time it will take to claim baggage, go through customs, change terminals, re-check baggage, go through security again, and get to my gate in time for boarding. Any way that the baggage could be transferred directly from Emirates to jetBlue so I didn't have to deal with it when going through customs? In general, should this be enough time for me to get through it all? Thanks!

You will need to claim your luggage in order to clear customs. This will be a tight connection but possible if customs isn't too busy.

are there any changes in the list of items in a carry-on luggage after the increased security alert relating to bin Laden death?

No changes at this point.

Hi,

I wanted to know if I am allowed to carry a sword in my checked luggage.
Thanks in advance.
pandu

Absolutely not.
JFK_Specialist

How do I sign up for the biometrics line (the line in which you pass through security etc quicker because you do a retina scan or fingerprint or something)?

Thank you.

My grandparents are going to brazil and they were wondering if they are allowed to bring ginseng in their luggage or on their carry ons, like maybe a pound or two max?
thanks!

It's not a prohibited item (liquid, gel or aerosol) so it should be ok.

can you bring a metal ditector?

not in carry on.

I walked through the normal X-ray security control at terminal 8. It was written not to go through if X-ray is not suitable, but I noticed it too late. I´m 7 weeks pregnant and I know x-ray is not allowed when being pregnent. So how much is the x-ray when walking through the security control and can it be dangerous for the baby? Thank you for your answer.

You did not walk through the x-ray, rather you walked through a metal detector which has a magnetic field. People with metal implants will set the alarm off and people with heart implants should not go through as the magnetic field could affect the electronics of the implant, so these folks have to go through secondary screening. You should discuss any concerns with your doctor.

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