TSA Travel Tips

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can be reached at the following website:



3-1-1 for Carry-Ons 

 What to Know Before You Go

The City of Palm Springs and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are dedicated to making your travel experience safe and secure. We ask you to take a moment to become familiar with some important security measures. By reviewing them now, you will save time at the airport.  

Acceptable Checkpoint Identification
Driver's licenses and passports are the preferred identification at security checkpoints. The TSA has a list of all acceptable forms of identification

How to Get Through the Line Faster
Passengers are asked to keep in mind the following advice to help make their trip through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible. Pack Smart

Liquid Rules: 3-1-1 for Carry-ons
Liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. Each traveler is allowed one bag in order to limit the total volume of liquids, aerosols and gels. Consolidating products into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear all items. 3-1-1 for Carry-ons

Pat Downs
If a passenger cannot or chooses not to be screened by imaging technology or a walk-through metal detector, the passenger will be screened using a thorough pat down procedure instead. A pat down procedure also is used to resolve any alarms of a metal detector or anomalies identified by imaging technology. More Pat Down Information

Prohibited Items
What to know before you go: read the TSA’s list of permitted and prohibited items. Can I bring My?

Traveling with Children
The TSA is required to screen everyone, regardless of age (even babies) before they go through the security checkpoint. Read these tips on how to make this process go more smoothly.

Passengers 75 and Older
Passengers 75 and older receive modified screening procedures as part of the TSA's overarching risk-based security methodology. These procedures are similar to screening procedures for passengers 12 and under and improve screening by better focusing resources on passengers who may be more likely to pose a risk. Passengers 75 and older can:

Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
TSA has established a program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids and devices.





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