Airport Security Regulations – Getting Through the Lines Faster

To insure passenger safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed strict security procedures at our nation’s airport. Here are some tips to help you comply with the new regulations.

Before arriving:

  • Prepare your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport
  • Monitor local broadcasts for announcements of security checkpoint delays at local airports
  • Pack all your coats and jackets in your checked baggage when possible
  • Do not wrap gifts
  •  Check-in online
  • Check your flight status online
  •  Review TSA’s Security Procedures for “Getting through the Line Faster”
  • Wear easy to remove and replace shoes
  •  Plan to arrive to the airport earlier than normal Airport Arrival
  • Approach the initial security check-point with your drivers’ license/passport and paper boarding pass or electronic boarding pass in hand.
  • While waiting for the next available security screener / metal detector, remove and place in bins:
    – All metal (i.e. belt buckle, coins, eye glasses, etc.)
    – plastic, zip-top bag of liquids
    – items from your pockets, including mobile phone
    – shoes
    – laptops from bag and place in separate bin
    – coat
  • Do not engage in trash talk about security or do anything else to call attention to yourself – this will only make it worse.
  • Remember, if you are selected for an enhanced pat-down, you have the right to request it be done in private


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