Traveling Safely this Summer
Summer is the time for traveling to see friends and family. With TSA regulations, you want to make sure your travels are safely planned. Here are some things to keep in mind.
3-1-1 compliance rule
3-1-1 Compliance Rule allows passengers to have liquids in a carry-on bag. Basically, it’s 3.4oz (100ml) of liquids, creams, and/or pastes, in a 1 quart sized clear bag, 1 bag per passenger. They suggest that if you have items over the 3.4oz, that they should be checked in with your luggage. Here is a TSA site that provides good information on the 3-1-1 rule, plus a short video. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule
If you’re planning a trist, make your own travel perfect kit:
1, 2, or 3 hrs
Because we never really know if there will be delays to our flights, extra long lines, checking baggage, etcetera, it is recommended that passengers flying within the US arrive 2 hrs before their flight, and 3 hrs for international flights. Just remember that earlier is always better when it comes to the airport.
to primp or not to primp
We’d all like to arrive at our destinations looking like we’ve just had a spa day but depending on how long your flight is, connecting flights, etc, wearing comfortable clothes on the plane is just sensible. If you have room in your carry-on, pack a quick change of clothes, a hairbrush, and some lipstick. You can freshen up and change clothing when you land.
“Check In” online for boarding passes avoids having to wait in very long lines when you arrive. And, always check your flight schedule prior to your flight for delays, gate changes, etcetera.
If you travel often, TSA has a Pre-check program. Upon approval, it allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the opportunity to utilize the pre-check lanes at the 118 participating airports, making security a lot faster.