3-1-1 Tips

Please see the 3-1-1 information guidelines to help you get through the security checkpoints smoothly and quickly:

3-1-1 program means:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers 3.4 oz. (100ml) or less.
  • Items must be placed in a one quart, clear plastic Ziploc bag
  • Only one zip-lock bag is allowed per passenger.


NOTE: Declare all larger liquids such as medications, baby formula and food, breast milk allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3 ounces . These items are not required to be in a  zip lock however, it must be declared upon reaching the security check point
Do not wrap gifts. If a security officer needs to inspect a package they may have to unwrap your gift. Please wrap gifts after arriving at your destination.

Food Items
Food items such as jams, jellies, pepper sauce, kutchela, seasoning, salsas, sauces, syrups and dips will not be allowed through the checkpoint even if they are three ounces or less; We suggest you ship these items prior to your trip or put them in your checked baggage.
Items purchased after the checkpoint can be carried onto planes because these items have been previously screened.

Check-In Time
 Kindly consult with your relevant carriers for suggested arrival times. Check with your carrier for suggested arrival times. You must have a boarding pass and valid passport to enter the security checkpoint. Give yourself adequate time to check your baggage and move through security.

Dress Smart

  • Pack coins, keys, jewelry, belt buckles and other metal items in your carry-on bag.
  • All shoes must be removed and screened at the security check points, so wear shoes you can easily take on and off to speed the process.
  • All carry on luggage must be screened.

TSA Guidelines

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offers a complete guide to which items passengers can pack in carry-on and checked luggage. These guidelines offer passengers step-by-step instructions on how to pack liquids, large items and potentially dangerous items when preparing for a domestic or international flight. To minimize delays, pack luggage per the TSA's directions.

Step 1
Roll clothes and place in rows along the length of your suitcase. Security officers can more quickly inspect the content of your suitcase if clothes are ordered in rows. This packing technique also offers an effective way to maximize space.

Step 2
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 oz. (100 ml) or less per item. This includes bottles of lotion, perfume and tubes of toothpaste.

Containers larger than 3.4 oz. or 100 ml, regardless of the amount inside, should be packed in your checked baggage.

All liquids must be declared and inspected. Passengers can check the airline’s website for specifications.

Step 3
Pack footwear on top of other contents in your luggage. TSA officials may want to check your footwear, so keep these items on top for easy inspection.

Step 4
Spread heavy items such as books around in your luggage instead of in piles in one location.

Step 5
Pack prohibited items including tools, sports equipment and sharp objects in your checked luggage. The Transportation Security Authority restricts box cutters, scissors, knives (excluding plastic or butter knives) and other items from carry-on baggage. This rule is true for domestic or international flights.


‘Be considerate and save jokes for after the checkpoint. Our security officers are working to keep bombs off of airplanes. Please follow their directions. Belligerent behavior, inappropriate jokes and threats will not be tolerated, and will result in delays and possibly missed flights’. - www.tsa.gov

Tips & Warnings

  • Passengers with a medical condition may declare liquid nutrition and medicine gels for inspection. If approved, you can carry the liquid in a carry-on bag.
  • After packing, measure the height, width and length of your bags and weigh them to ensure they fit the guidelines of your airline.
  • If you are in doubt about an item, pack it in your checked luggage and declare it when you arrive at the airport. To declare an item means to inform TSA officials about the item and then submit it for inspection. (Forms are not required.)