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The Transportation Security Administration Suggests The Following Guidelines When Packing:

Before Packing

  • Liquids, gels and aerosols as carry-ons follow 3-1-1 guidelines:
    – 3.4 ounces or less per container
    – 1 quart 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 items 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 and 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.
  • All fireworks contain explosive materials and are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.
  • Pack large electronics on top layer of carry-on for screening accessibility.
  • Place your 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

  • Eligible passengers look for the TSA Pre✓™ lane for expedited screening at participating airports.
  • Have ID and boarding pass out for inspection.

At Checkpoint

  • Remove 3-1-1 bag and place in bin.
  • Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on).
  • Remove shoes and place directly on x-ray belt.
  • Remove personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone from your carry-on bag and place them into a bin with nothing placed on or under them for X-ray screening. (E.g. laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles.)
  • Remember to check bins and collect all belongings after going through screening.


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