Tuesday, March 20, 2007

TSA urges smart flying during Spring Break

In anticipation of Spring Break crowds at airports, the Transportation Security Administration is urging travelers to pack smart and remember the rule for carry-on liquids and gels.

Airline passengers are allowed to carry through the security checkpoint small amounts of liquids, gels and aerosols in containers of 3 ounces or less that fit in 1-quart-size clear pastic zip top baggies.

Each passenger may bring one plastic zip top baggie, which will be X-rayed. Larger-size liquid and gel items, including beverages, may be brought on board if they are purchased beyond the checkpoint in the boarding area.

Remember not to pack prohibited items, including large scissors, tools, lighters, knives and other weapons.

Travelers also should be prepared to remove their shoes and take laptops out of their cases.

Lastly, be sure to arrive at the airport in plenty of time.

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