Heightened security measures require more time to
properly screen travelers. Travelers should
contact their airline to find out how early they
government-issued ID (federal, state, or
local) will be requested. Each traveler should
be prepared to show ID at the ticket counter
and subsequent points, such as at the boarding
gate, along with an airline-issued boarding
check-in is available on an airline-by-airline
basis. Travelers should contact their airline
to see if it is available at their airport.
travelers should check with their airline to
make sure they have proper documentation.
Written confirmation, such as a letter from
the airline acknowledging the reservation, may
be required to pass through a security
Only ticketed passengers are
allowed beyond the security checkpoints.
(Arrangements can be made with the airlines
for non-travelers accompanying children, and
travelers needing special assistance to get to
Don't discuss terrorism,
weapons, explosives, or other threats while
going through the security checkpoint. Don't
joke about having a bomb or firearm. The mere
mention of words such as "gun,"
"bomb," etc., can compel security
personnel to detain and question you. They are
trained to consider these comments as real
Each traveler will be limited
to one carry-on bag and one personal item
(such as purse or briefcase). Travelers and
their bags may be subject to additional
screening at the gate.
All electronic items (such as
laptops and cell phones) are subject to
additional screening. Be prepared to remove
your laptop from its travel case so that each
can be X-rayed separately.
Limit metal objects worn on
your person or clothing.
Remove metal objects (such as
keys, cell phones, change, etc.) prior to
passing through the metal detectors to
facilitate the screening process. (Putting
metal objects in your carry-on bag will
expedite the process of going through the
At all times:
Control all bags and personal
Do not accept any items to
carry onboard a flight from anyone unknown to
Report any unattended items
in the airport or on an aircraft to the
nearest airport, airline or security