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Security Advisory

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.

  1. TSA 311 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.