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You've booked your trip, now what?

Here's is a list of handy items to be mindful of to ensure easy travel:

Before Packing

  •  Liquids, gels and aerosols packed in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule:

    • 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

  •  Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage.

  •  If purchasing a baggage lock, be sure to look for those that are TSA recognized.

  •  Tape a card with your name and contact information on your 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 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 the 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 the 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 (855) 787-2227.


Before Entering the Checkpoint

  •  Eligible passengers look for the TSA Pre✓ lane for expedited screening at participating airports.

  •  Have your ID and boarding pass out for inspection.


At the Checkpoint

  •  Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the 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 your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.

  •  Remove computers and large electronics from carry-on and place in the bin alone (video game consoles, remote control toys, etc.)

  •  Remember to check the bins and collect all belongings after going through screening.

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