TSA Travel Tips

Planning For Your Trip; Practice 3-1-1

  • Be prepared.   Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
  • 3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3-ounce (or smaller) bottles placed in 1 quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can carry on.
  • Consolidating bottles into one bag to be X-rayed separately speeds screening.
  • 3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
  • Declare larger liquids. Prescription medications, baby formula and milk are allowed in quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
  • Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.
  • TSA working with our partners. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.

For additional traveler information regarding passenger screening, prohibited items, or what to expect when going through security please visit the Transportation Security Administration website.