Why Airport Security Measures Help Us All

As you take your annual vacation to your timeshare resort this year, you may need to board an airplane to reach your final destination. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has worked hard to implement the airport security measures we all need, and at the same time to try to make our flying experience a pleasant one. With this month marking the 8th anniversary of 9-11, we are all reminded again of how the measures put in place by the TSA help us all and keep us safe.

So, what are the latest rules all airplane passengers need to know when traveling?
  1. Liquids
    The “3-1-1 Rule”. If you do not want to check your luggage, the largest amount of liquids, gels and aerosols you can carry on board is 3 ounces. The “3-1-1” rule makes it easy to remember that you can carry on three (3) ounces, inside of one (1), one (1) quart zip-top bag. Simple.

  2. Scanners
    The TSA has also been spending these past eight years developing new and better scanning equipment. It’s much more sophisticated now, and few people are stopped, allowing the security check lines to flow well.

    An exciting new scanner just being implemented by the TSA is the CastScope. This new scanner allows airport staff to easily examine casts, bandages, a brace, or even a prosthetic device, all while maintaining the dignity of the passenger. Now a passenger doesn’t have to lift clothing off of these items, nor does a prosthetic device have to be removed.

  3. Nail Clippers OK?
    Also gone are the days when knitting needles were confiscated from little old ladies. You can take your knitting needles and nail clippers on board, and even scissors as long as they are wrapped securely and in your carry-on luggage. The wrap on the scissors is to prevent injury to TSA personnel who may need to search your bag.
On its blog site, the TSA states, “One of the primary goals of the Transportation Security Administration is to provide the highest level of security and customer service to all who pass through our screening checkpoints.” Check out the user-friendly and very informative TSA blog for all of your airport security questions.

(Photo provided by the TSA Blog)
1 Response
  1. Alice Says:

    Good article. I'd not heard of the CastScope. Never thought I'd care about a CastScope, but now that I have "hardware" in my leg, I'm glad that it exists.

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