Know Before You Go
Think about what you need to do to get through screening quickly before you dress for travel or zip up your bags.
- Holiday Travel
- Check airport status and delays.
- Check out Preparing to Fly for more information.
- View TSA's checklist of Travel Tips.
- Pack Safe before you fly.
Enroll in TSA Pre Check
If you fly often, consider TSA's program for expedited screening at certain airports and airlines.
Passenger Health & Safety
To maintain good health, be aware of travel advisories and disease outbreaks at your destination.
Flying for People with Disabilities, Children, and Pets
- Information about Family Travel
- If you or someone you know will require accommodations while flying, read about Passengers with Disabilities.
- If you are flying with children, review FAA's guidance about Child Safety.
- If you are bringing pets or service animals, read about Flying with Pets.
Check for Prohibited items
- Review information about flying with your portable electronic devices (PEDs).
- Can you fly with batteries, medical devices or lighters? Review Pack Safe guidance.
- View TSA Prohibited Items.
- Check out Flying Safe for more resources.
3-1-1 for Liquids
Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less.
- All bottles must fit in a single quart size plastic bag and the bag must be placed in a bin for screening.
- Screening may be required for sun block, tanning sprays, and food such as yogurt.
- Review TSA's 3-1-1 for Liquids rule.
Prepare for Security
Have an acceptable ID and your boarding pass ready.
- View your airport's security wait time.
- Remove large electronics including laptops and your quart size liquids bag from carry-on luggage.
- Put any metallic clothing or objects, as well as your cell phone, into a bin for screening.
You may also need to report a travel problem, concern, or complaint.