SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Nearly 50 million people will travel this Thanksgiving week, if you are one of the millions and you plan to fly, you need to be ready to get on the plane as fast as possible.
Here are some ideas from TSA's Holiday Traveler's Checklist:
If you are under the age of 12 or over 75, you don't have to take off your shoes during the screening process. TSA has implemented new procedures that reduce, though not eliminate, pat-downs of passengers 12 and under that would otherwise have been conducted to resolve alarms while also ensuring effective security measures. Passengers 12 and under are also able to leave their shoes on through security checkpoints.
It's the same plan for those over the age of 75.
Travelers may call 1-855-787-2227 toll free with questions about screening policies and procedures as well as what to expect at the security checkpoint. When a passenger with a disability or medical condition calls TSA Cares, a representative will provide assistance either with information about screening that is relevant to the passenger's specific disability or medical condition or the passenger may be referred to disability experts at TSA.
The 3-1-1 Policy for Liquids, Gels, and Aerosols
TSA limits the amount of liquids passengers can safely carry through the security checkpoint. This limitation applies only to carry-on bags. Larger quantities of liquids, gels, and aerosols can be safely packed in checked baggage.
Here are the rules:
3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less for all liquids, gels and aerosols; placed in a
1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag to hold all small bottles;
1 bag per passenger placed in a screening bin
When it comes to gifts you may be taking with you, don't wrap them. TSA agents may need to take a closer look to see what is inside and that means they may have to unwrap your work.
The most important rule, give yourself plenty of time to get through security and to your gate.
For more ideas for a fast Thanksgiving travel experience, visit TSA's website HERE