To reach the departure gate, you will have to go through security screening. The security checkpoints are operated by officers from the Transportation Security Administration. These checkpoints help us ensure your safety while traveling.

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(“B” checkpoint) to eligible airline frequent travelers and certain members of U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler Programs. TSA Pre ✓™ allows expedited screening benefits. How to Participate

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There are several things you can do to make the process hassle-free.

Before coming to the Airport

  • Pack your carry-on in an organized manner using layers. This allows TSA officials to easily see what's in your luggage.
  • Know what items are prohibited from your carry-on.
  • Remember the 3-1-1. Liquids must be in 3-ounce containers and placed in a 1-quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag. There is a limit of 1-quart-sized, clear plastic bag per passenger.
  • Dress for success. Certain types of clothing are more likely to set-off the metal detector including metal belts, heavy jewelry, clothes with metal snaps, metal hair clips and underwire bras.

At the Airport

  • Arrive on time
  • Make sure you have your boarding card and photo identification ready to show to the TSA official.
  • Remove your coat or jacket and send it through the X-ray machine.
  • Remove your shoes and send them through the X-ray machine.
  • Remove large electronic items including laptops from your bag for additional screening.
  • Remove your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag containing your liquids and place it in a screening bin.
  • Infants and children need to be taken out of baby carriers and strollers and carried through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your bags.
  • Please be respectful to TSA officials. Inappropriate jokes, belligerent behavior and threats will not be tolerated and could result in you missing your flight.

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