TSA Regulations

Carry On Luggage 3-1-1 Rules

Before you go through security, make sure you take your plastic bag of liquids, gels or aerosols out of your Carry On Luggage and place it in the bin. TSA calls it the 3-1-1 Rules.

  • 3.4 oz bottle or less (100 ml by volume
  • 1 quart size, clear, plastic zip lock bag (most airports will have these available for you)
  • 1 bag per passenger

You will also want to take any coins, keys, etc. out of your pockets and place in the bin. You must take off your shoes and belts (if it contains metal). Laptop computers are required to be out of any computer bag. It is always a good idea to empty all your pockets before going through TSA security, since even items like candy, gum or cigarettes may be wrapped in metallic foil. These may set off the metal detector.

Following these few simple rules can speed up your trip through TSA Security and make the beginning of your trip go smoother. Anything you can do to speed up the check in process can help all passengers have a smoother and quicker line through security,

Declare larger liquids like baby formula, breast milk, certain medications etc. Some of these items are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and do not require being in a zip lock bag. Security officers may open these items for inspection.

Find a more complete list by going to www.tsa.gov

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply