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Your Holiday Travel Checklist

November 21, 2017
Helpful Travel Tip Hints Checklist

Before Packing

  • 3.4 oz. or less size containers of liquids/gels and aerosols for carry-on go in a quart sized zip-top bag. Larger sizes must go in checked baggage.
  • Visit to review the Prohibited Item list and find valuable security information
  • If using a lock, purchase one recognized by TSA (will have a red diamond or red torch)
  • Tape a card with your name and contact information inside your baggage and on electronics
  • Leave gifts unwrapped and bring the wrapping paper– (this will speed screening)

When Packing

  • Pack in uncluttered layers
  • Pack electronics, jewelry, medications and other valuables in your carry-on
  • Place your bag with liquids, gels, and aerosols in a front pocket of your carry-on for easy access. Put any LGAs in checked in a gallon baggie to avoid spillage

Before Leaving for the Airport

  • Plan to arrive 1 ½-2 hours before your flight departs. That gives you plenty of time to park, find your ticket counter, get your boarding pass, check bags, go through security, and allow for any last minute things that come up, such as the other passengers ahead of you
  • Wear easily removable shoes. (See for clothing recommendations)
  • Yes, you can bring snacks, like sandwiches, fresh fruit, vegetables, baby food, etc. Even grandma’s special pecan pie. No sauces, preserved foods or wine over 3.4 oz carried on.  
  • Passengers with a disability or medical condition may call ahead to TSA Cares helpline at (855) 787-2227
  • Make sure to bring your accepted government-issued ID and boarding pass

Before Entering the Checkpoint 

  • Eligible passengers look for the TSA PreCheck lane
  • Have your ID and Boarding Pass out for inspection
  • All drink bottles MUST be empty or disposed of

Upon Entering the Checkpoint

  • Place your laptop, large electronics, liquids baggy, shoes and jackets in bins
  • Empty your pockets, remove bulky jewelry and place these items in the bowls or bags
  • You or your accessible items may require additional screening. Please listen to our officers
  • Check bins and bowls and collect all of your belongings post-screening