Air Travel Safer Than Ever

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the responses to the most frequently asked questions received by the Transporation Security Administration about screening, permitted items, lost items, PreCheck and more.

TSA PreCheck
TSA Pre?® saves you time and stress. With a 5 year, $85 membership, you can speed through security and donít need to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.