Security rules for liquids, aerosols and gels in aircraft cabin.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has instituted the following rules for bringing liquids, gels and aerosols onboard an aircraft.
- Travelers may carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
- At the checkpoint travelers will be asked to remove the zip-top bag of liquids and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.
- You must declare the following items at the screening checkpoint if they are more than 3 oz not contained in a zip-top plastic bag.
- Baby formula/milk (to include breast milk) and baby food in containers if a baby or small child is traveling
- Medications (liquid, gels, and/or aerosol)
- Liquids (to include juice) or gels for diabetic or other medical needs
- After clearing security, travelers can bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.
The security rules ban carry-on of toiletry items toiletry items over 3 oz. Such items may be transported in checked baggage.
Passengers may carry the following items on the aircraft:
- Beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.
- Essential other non-prescription medicines not to exceed 4 oz. (120ml) per container, to include saline solution and eye care products such as eye drops and contact lens solution
- Solid cosmetics and personal hygiene items such as lipstick in a tube, solid deodorant, lip balm, and similar solids
- Laptops and portable electronics are allowed onboard as part of a passenger's carry-on baggage allowance.
Expect delays and arrive at the airport early.
Please plan to allow extra time at the airport for check-in and security screening. Security lines will be longer due to these increased screening requirements.
AirTran Airways appreciates your understanding and cooperation in these TSA-mandated security matters.