There's nothing worse than getting to the security checkpoint at the airport and having your belongings taken away from you. These tips help prevent that & make your travel experience a pleasant one.

Before Packing:

  • Liquids, gels, and aerosols as carry-ons follow 3-1-1 guidelines:

          - 3.4 ounces or less per container

          - 1 quad size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag)

          - 1 bag per passenger

  • Visit or download the MyTSA app to review the prohibited item list for both carry-on and checked baggage
  • If purchasing a luggage lock, be sure to look for those that are TSA compatible
  • Tape a card with your name & contact information on any large electronics

When Packing:

  • Pack items in layers (shoes one layer, clothes one layer, electronics one layer, etc.)
  • Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and must be unloaded, placed in a locked, hard-sided container, and properly declared to your airline
  • Fireworks are not permitted
  • Pack large electronics on top layer of carry-on for screening accessibility
  • Place you 3-1-1 bag with liquids, gels, and aerosols in front pocket of your carry-on for accessibility
  • If traveling with a pet, be sure to bring a leash so carriers can be properly screened.

Before leaving for airport:

  • Give yourself enough time to arrive at the airport early
  • Wear easily removable shoes
  • Passengers with a disability or medical condition may call ahead to the TSA Cares toll free helpline at 1-855-787-2227

Before entering checkpoint:

  • Have ID and boarding pass out for inspection

Happy travels!

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2 years ago

Read this article regarding traveling and make your own personalized plan in how you need to prepare things in traveling especially this Thanksgiving holidays!