|Before you go...
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- Pack liquids/gels/aerosols in your checked baggage. For a short trip you are permitted to carry-on 1 quartsize, clear plastic, zip-top bag holding 3 ounces or less containers of liquids, gels or aerosols. Limited to one bag per traveler.
- Exceptions include: baby formula/breast milk/baby food while traveling with a
small child, medications, liquids (to include water, juice or liquid nutrients) or gels for diabetics or other medical needs. All exceptions must be declared to the Security Officer for screening.
- All footwear must be removed for X-ray screening. Wearing footwear that can be easily removed helps. Pack valuables such as jewelry, cash and electronics, as well as fragile items, in your carry-on. This will speed up the screening process.
- Avoid wearing accessories that contain metal, which will set off the metal detector.
When you arrive...
- Put all undeveloped film in your carry-on bag, because checked baggage screening equipment may damage film.
- If carrying a firearm, please check with your airline for appropriate procedures.
- Take your quart-size plastic zip-top bag out of your carry-on and place separately in bin.
- Declare all permitted liquid exceptions to the Security Officer in front of the checkpoint.
- Take your laptop and video cameras with cassettes out of their cases for screening.
- Remove your outer coat, suit coat, jacket or blazer to place in bin for X-ray.
- Place the following items in your carryon before entering the screening checkpoint: cell phones and personal data assistants, keys, loose change, jewelry and large metal items.