on liquids, aerosols and gels adjusted
get their carry-on items checked Tuesday at the security
checkpoint at Salt Lake City International Airport.
/ Photo by Jennifer Lund
By Jennifer Lund
September 27, 2006 | New guidelines issued by the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) were put into effect this
week after weeks of a total ban on all liquids, gels,
and aerosols on U.S. commercial flights.
The two major changes now allow passengers to carry
travel-size toiletries in their carry-on bags; it also
allows items on board that are purchased from secure
areas in the airport.
In order for items to pass through security they must
fit into a quart-sized zip-seal bag. To be considered
travel-size the item must be 3 ounces or less. The bag
then must be screened through security, separate from
all other luggage.
Security lines in Salt Lake City were backed up as
passengers emptied their cosmetics into bags provided
at the check-point. Items that were too large were thrown
away into large plastic buckets.
In Bozeman, Mont., one woman had to empty a bottle
for her young child but was able to re-fill it once
she passed through security.
For passengers with special needs, items containing
amounts larger than 3 ounces must be declared at security
checkpoints. These items include prescription liquid
medications, baby formula and diabetic glucose treatments.
If passengers want to reduce the time it takes to
get through security, the TSA recommends people bring
only what is necessary for the flight and pack everything
else in checked baggage.
For more information on the new guidelines go to www.tsa.gov