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Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1

tsa 3-1-1 for carry-ons

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare larger liquids. Prescription medications, baby formula and milk are allowed in quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.

TSA working with our partners. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.

Additional security measures include:
  • Removal of all shoes at TSA checkpoints
  • No liquids in carry-on-luggage
  • All lap tops must be examined
  • Heightened police and public safety personnel presence
  • Random searches and questioning
TSA is recommending arriving at the airport a minimum of two hours prior to flight departure for domestic flights and three hours prior to flight departure for international flights.

Traveler and Consumer Travel Tips Transportation Security Administration

For travel tips and a complete list of items prohibited from carry-on or checked baggage, visit www.TSATravelTips.us or call the Contact Center toll-free at 1-866-289-9673.

Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Update

FAA Advises Air Travelers on Airport, Airline Security Measures
The FAA has very useful tips to help air travelers meet and assist the heightened security measures implemented since the Sept. 11 attacks. These guidelines are available to make your travel experience an easier one. Please visit their website at http://www.faa.gov/passengers/ for a complete list of their recommendations.

Airline Updates/Links

All passengers are requested to call their airline and verify their flight arrangements prior to coming to the airport.

Visit our Intercontinental Airport Airlines (IAH) and Hobby Airport Airlines (HOU) pages for web site links and phone numbers to the airlines operating at our airports.

Use the links below to quickly go to the latest information from the web sites of our largest airline operators at IAH and HOU.

Large Airline Operators
Bush Intercontinental Airport Hobby Airport
800-864-8331 800-435-9792

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