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Air Travel Now More Safe

It has never been safer, according to the Transportation Security Administration. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the government has improved and refined security processes to protect air travel. But some of those same processes can be a hassle for travelers if you don't know the rules and you are not prepared.

 

This website provides tips and informative materials can make your trip safer and more comfortable.

 

Security Screening

Learn how airport security screening has evolved over the years, find out about the Secure Flight program, and the technology that TSA uses in the screening process. Learn your rights concerning pat-down screenings and find out how your checked bags are screened and inspected.

 

Prohibited Items

You may be surprised to find out some of the items that you are allowed to carry-on the airplane. This exhaustive, alphabetical list describes what items are allowed in carry-on luggage and which ones are not, as well as what items are allowed or prohibited in your checked luggage.

 

Special Procedures

What happens if you are traveling with a disability or medical condition? What about your medications or your mobility aids or devices? TSA has special procedures in place to accommodate all types of medical equipment and even service animals. Also learn what special procedures are in place for Military Travel, Children, Seniors, and Law Enforcement.

 

Passenger Support

Learn how TSACares provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. Know your civil rights during the security screening process, find out more about the no fly list, and get details on how to file a claim if you have a loss.

 

Travel Tips

Save yourself some time and headaches by reading these recommendations for preparing for the screening process ahead of time. Be sure to read the travel checklist for before packing, when packing, before leaving for the airport, before entering the checkpoint, and at the checkpoint. These tips can greatly reduce your time in line.

 

TSA Pre✓®

TSA Pre✓® saves you time and stress. With a 5 year, $85 membership, you can speed through security and don’t need to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.