What to know before you go.

TSA recommends getting to the airport no less than 90 minutes before your flight BOARDS as changes to the screening process may take longer that you’re used to.

The list of prohibited items isn’t changing, but what is changing is the screening process for large electronic items. All electronics larger than a cell phone must be removed from your carry on bag and neatly placed in bins. The items need to be laid next to each other in the bins and cannot be stacked on top of each other.

The TSA offers the following travel packing tips and airport security information for airline travelers:

  • Carry-on-baggage is a small piece of luggage you take on the airplane with you. You are allowed one carry-on in addition to one personal item such as a laptop computer, purse, small backpack, briefcase or camera case.
  • Airport security personnel will screen any “carry-on” baggage that will fit through the x-ray machine, but it is up to each airline to determine whether the baggage fits the size restrictions for your flight. Check with your airline to make sure your carry-on meets the airline’s size requirements before you proceed through the airport security checkpoints.
  • 3-1-1 for Carry-ons = 3.4 once (100ml) clear bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear plastic zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.
  • Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

More TSA Travel tips.


Acceptable I.D.’s

Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a valid U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

Here is a short list of acceptable IDs:

  • Driver’s License or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civillans)
  • Native American Tribal Photo ID


For a complete list of acceptable IDs and additional traveler information visit the Transportation Security Administration. Have a safe flight!