TSA Travel Checklist

TSA Travel List

Before Packing keep in mind that liquids, gels and aerosols packed in a carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule:

  • 3.4 ounces or less per container
  • 1 quart size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag)
  • 1 bag per passenger

TSA travel checklist

Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage.

If purchasing a baggage lock, be sure to look for those that are TSA recognized.

Tape a card with your name and contact information on your electronics.

When Packing:

  •  Pack items in layers (shoes one layer. clothes one layer, electronics one layer. etc.)
  • Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and must be unloaded, placed in a locked, hard-sided container and declared to your airline.
  • All fireworks contain explosive materials and are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.
  •  Pack large electronics an top layer of carry-on for screening accessibility.
  • Place your 3-1-1 bag with liquids, gels and aerosols in the front pocket of your carry-on for accessibility.
  • If traveling with a pet, be sure to bring a leash so carriers can be properly screened.

Before Leaving for the Airport:

Before Entering the Checkpoint:

  • Eligible passengers look for the TSA Pre® lane for expedited screening at participating airports.
  • Have your ID and boarding pass out for inspection.

At the Checkpoint:

  • Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the bin.
  • Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on).
  • Remove your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.
  • Remove computers and large electronics from carry-on and place in the bin alone (video game consoles, remote control toys, etc.)
  • Remember to check the bins and collect all belongings after going through screening.

TSA travel checklist


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