Our ICT TSA team and others across the country are preparing for a busy summer. It has been predicted that from Memorial Day to Labor Day, nearly 243 million people will go through TSA security checkpoints across the U.S.
This number is up 4% from last summer. TSA screened 239 million people during the same time frame in 2017. Last summer they also experienced four of the ten busiest days in TSA history. Read TSA’s full press release here.
Follow these travel tips from our local TSA to take stress out of your summer travel.
- Arrive 1.5 – 2 hours prior to departure time.
- Dress for easy screening – wear slip-on shoes, no belts, no metal.
- Shoes must be divested directly onto the x-ray conveyor belt or in a bin with nothing inside the shoes or anything on or below the shoes.
- Outer coats, jackets, bulky sweatshirts and hoodies must be removed.
- Belts, hats and scarves must be removed.
- Everything must be removed from the passenger’s pockets.
- Remove from carry-ons:
- Food (to help x-ray operators get a clearer view of a bag’s contents)
- Electronics that are bigger than your cell phone (this includes medical supplies like CPAP and BPAP)
- Liquids, gels, aerosols, toiletries, lotions, perfumes, etc. that follow the 3-1-1 rule
- Medications in liquid form or pill form and vitamins
- Baby wipes, formula, breast milk, diapers
- Sign up for TSA PreCheck. The TSA PreCheck™ office is located at New Leaf Plaza, 2021 N. Amidon, Suite 130.
Learn more about Security Procedures for Kids.
Have questions about the new Real ID policy? We’ve got helpful information here.
TSA opens checkpoint around 3:45 am and closes 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, depending on the flight schedule. Happy summer travels!