Bringing Items Onboard
Everyone who travels by air goes through airport security checkpoints. These checkpoints are operated by transportation Security Officers from the Transportation Security Administration.
The checkpoints are there to make sure that terrorists can't bring anything aboard the plane that would enable them to take it over or destroy it. These are called "prohibited items" and cannot be brought to a checkpoint, into the secure area of an airport, or aboard an aircraft.
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Information from the TSAMake Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1 for Carry-on Luggage
TSA For Travelers Information
Permitted and Prohibited Items List
Prohibited Items Printable Brochure
Passengers may bring to the checkpoint:
Travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
Prescription liquid medications, baby formula and diabetic glucose treatments in excess of 3 ounces if these items are declared to Transportation Security Officers at the security checkpoint.
And beyond the checkpoint:
- Beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area may be brought onto the aircraft.
Check www.tsa.gov or contact your air carrier or more specific information.
Liquids, Gels & Aerosols Information:
On Tuesday, September 26, 2006, TSA adjusted the ban on liquids, gels, and aerosols.
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
Please keep in mind that these rules were developed after extensive research and understanding of current threats. They are intended to help air travelers bring essential toiletries and other liquids, gels and aerosols for short trips. If you need larger amounts of liquids, gels and aerosols such as toothpaste or shampoo, please place them in your luggage and check them with your airline.
National Terrorism Advisory System