Current government issued ID, boarding pass
items allowed on flights:
Purse, briefcase, small bookbag/backpack, laptop computer, coat/jacket,
child seat, diaper bag, book/newspaper, consumable food, assistive devices
(wheelchair, walker, crutches, oxygen, etc)
airline may have additional restrictions or allowances. Please click on the airline name
above to reach the airline’s website for specific airline information
regarding baggage restrictions.
October 8, 2001
Advises Air Travelers on Airport, Airline Security
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the following tips
to help air travelers accommodate and assist the heightened security
measures implemented since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Travelers
should note that they will now be limited to one carry-on bag and one
personal item on all flights.
heightened measures require more time to properly screen travelers.
Travelers should contact their airline to find out how early they should
arrive at the airport.
public transportation to the airport if possible. Parking and curbside
access is likely to be controlled and limited.
government-issued ID (federal, state or local) is required. Travelers
may be asked to show this ID at subsequent points, such as at the gate,
along with their boarding passes.
check-in kiosks are no longer available.
travelers should check with their airline to make sure they have proper
documentation. Written confirmation, such as a letter from the airline
acknowledging the reservation, may be required.
ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the screener checkpoints, except
for those with specific medical or parental needs.
traveler will be limited to one carry-on bag and one personal bag (i.e.,
purse or briefcase).
electronic items, such as laptops and cell phones, may be subjected to
additional screening. Be prepared to remove your laptop from its travel
case so that both can be X-rayed separately.
metal objects worn on person.
should remove all metal objects prior to passing through the metal
detectors in order to facilitate the screening process.
prohibited from aircraft cabins:
following items must be placed in, or transported as, checked baggage or
of any length, composition or description
instruments of any kind and composition, including carpet knives and box
cutters (and spare blades), any device with a folding or retractable
blade, ice picks, straight razors, metal scissors and metal nail files
in doubt, transport item in checked baggage
canes and umbrellas (once inspected to ensure prohibited items are not
razors (including disposable razors)
(with documented proof of medical need)
must be prepared to present a valid photo identification card, along
with their boarding pass.
and their bags may be subjected to additional screening.
all bags and personal items.
not bring anything onboard for another person.
any unattended items in the airport or aircraft to the nearest airport
or airline personnel.
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