As alarming International threats have increased, airport security has tightened. The US Transportation Security Administration is to ensure that airport safety and travel precautions are a priority. Here are some ways to travel through security without any issues.
Baggage Allowance: Business and First class passengers are allowed more baggage and weight allowance. If you decide to bring a carry-on make sure you do not overpack. You will delay the process of clearing through security because you may be asked to remove all of your items and repack them before proceeding onwards.
Liquids: There are strict regulations on carrying liquids, gels and aerosols. If you follow TSA's 3-1-1 rule you should be okay. All liquids should be placesd in containers less than 3.4 ounces, 1 quart in size and placed in 1 bag.
Electonic Devices: Laptop computers and other electronic devices are par for the course when traveling. Make sure these devices are checked SEPARATELY from other carry-on items otherwise this will delay the process of getting through security.
Known Traveler Number or TSA precheck: If you have not already, you may apply for the TSA precheck program. This program allows you to expedite the security check-in process while at the airport.
Medical Conditions or Disabilities: Inform the airline if you need assistance getting through the airport swiftly and smoothly. You may also call the help line at 1-855-787-2227 for other questions or concerns.
Proper Identification: Here is a lost of valid id's for secutiy screening purposes:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
- Permanent resident card
- DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
- Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification
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