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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We are traveling next month overseas with our 2.5 yo twins. They are very picky about food and we want to bring some yogurts and a couple of bottles of milk on board, so they have at least something to eat during 8 hours flight. Is it even possible to bring yogurts through the security check and how many jars?

You must let the security personnel know the yogurt and milk are for the children. Take them out of your carry-on and put them in the xray bin. Security may need to do additional screening on these items. Bring only what you will need for the trip.

When Passenger transfer from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 take international flight then do they have to go through another round of security check? or they have to exit and go through full check-in procedure.

Yes, any change in terminal will require you to go through security. You can Take AirTrain on track 2 from T5 to T4.

My boyfriend lost his wallet today (with all identifications) and we are leaving for georgia next week. What does he need to fly? He does not have any other photo IDs but a student ID card. Thanks!

If he has his student ID and a major credit card, they can do an ID check at security. Be sure to allow adequate time for this procedure. If flying internationally he will definitely need a passport. It would be best if he can get some kind of temporary ID issued by his state of residence between now and your trip.

Please calm down and call your airlines please.
MS

My son needs to take his medicine at 7AM (we have a 6:30AM flight). We will run into the same problem on the way home from MCO. He always takes it mixed with pudding (can't swallow pills). Can I bring a store sealed container of pudding through airport security? Thank you!

Puddings, Jello, etc, even factory sealed, are not normally allowed in carry on through security, only in checked baggage. You may need to give him medication before you check your bags or before you go through security. You can try taking the pudding through security and explaining why it's needed but no guarantees.

why not just put 3 oz. of pudding in a small container. Then it won't matter.

Dear Sirs, one of the adults has had an accident about 3 years ago and the left leg was broken and operated with a lot
of screws and steel-plates. On our last turns to Mallorca by checking-in the airport, during the body-check there was a signal due to the screws and plates. Do you see problems at JFK-Airport or is it better to issue an medical certificate ? Should this have to be authenticated by some institution ? Also two adults have to take daily the following medications:

to have blood pressure

thyorid dysfunction

dewatering medication

Is a certificate from the Doctor need for these medications ? Many thanks, best regards, Cornelia

The plates/screws will always set off the metal detector so the person with the implants should notify the officer at the walk-thru metal detector for required screening. If the doctor gave you a card or certificate regarding the implants you can take this with you as well just in case. Put your prescription medication in a separate plastic bags and place in the xray bin.

I am going to be travelling with my two small children age 1 & 3. Our flight is at 7am, so we will be arriving at the airport at 5am. I am hoping my children will still be sleeping, does anyone know if I can request for special security screening from TSA, so that i don't have to wake them up and take them out of the stroller?

Not possible. All items including the stroller will need to go through the screening process. You can carry your children through the metal detector but not the stroller, fold it up and put it on the xray belt. If it doesn't fit it will have to be screened separately.

Can my daughter take her inhaler through security? Any particular dispositions she needs to be mindful of?
Thanks

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