If you are traveling by plane, you should be aware of the rules for carry-on items and special types of luggage, and know what to expect during the security screening process. Below you will find guidelines for specific types of carry-on items, tips on transporting special items, rules for security screening, and more, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
"3-1-1 for Carry-Ons"- The rule for bringing liquids, gels, and aerosols through airport security checkpoints.
Permitted and Prohibited Items: In-Depth Information - Tips to prepare you for enhanced security at the airport:
Security Screening - Rules and tips for air travelers:
TSA-Recognized Baggage Locks - Before you lock your bag, make sure you're using a TSA-accepted lock.
"Checkpoint Friendly" Laptop Bags - To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, TSA recently encouraged manufacturers to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening.
Transporting Special Items - Helpful guidelines for transporting special items from the security perspective: