The Transportation Security Administration lists items that are prohibited in checked and carry-on baggage.
- Sharp Objects
- Sporting Goods
- Guns and Firearms
- Martial Arts and Self Defense Items
- Hazardous Material, Explosive and Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals, and Other Dangerous Items
To learn more about permitted and prohibited items, please visit the TSA Website.
Rules About Liquids
- TSA and our security partners conducted extensive explosives testing since August 10, 2006, and determined that liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. The one bag limit per traveler limits the total amount each traveler can bring. Consolidating the bottles into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear the items.
- 3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 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. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
- Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
- 3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
- Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.
- The terminal is open one and one-half hours before the morning flight, and it is suggested that travelers arrive at least one hour prior to their scheduled flight time.
- When booking your flight, remember to book early - that is when you will find the least expensive flights.
Before You Get to the Airport
- Don't wrap presents! Security personnel will unwrap for inspection.
- Don't over-pack. Take only what you absolutely need. An overstuffed bag can slow down security screening because it's generally hard to re-close. Consider spreading items in between several bags.
- Carry-on bags: think small. Carry-on items are limited to one bag and one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop. The bag can be no bigger than 9 inches by 14inches by 22 inches or a total of 45 linear inches.
- Make sure all your bags of ID tags on them.
- Be sure your bags have identification tags on both the outside and inside.
- Put all undeveloped film in your carry-on bag because checked baggage screening equipment will damage film. If your film is over ASA/ISO 800, or has been sent through an X-ray machine five times, request a hand inspection.
- All passengers who are 18 years of age and older must present a government issued photo ID. Make sure the name on your ticket matches the name on your photo ID.
When You Get to the Airport
- As you approach the security checkpoint, take your laptop and video cameras with cassettes out of their cases.
- Remove your outer coat, suit coat, jacket or blazer to place in bin for X-ray.
- Place the following items in your carry-on baggage before entering the screening checkpoint: cell phones and personal data assistants, keys, loose change, jewelry and large metal items.
Additional traveler tips and information.