What are Threat Liquids?
What are threat liquids?
Threat liquids are any flammable, combustible and/or explosive liquid that, when ignited, can be harmful or deadly. These liquids, if smuggled onto a commercial airliner or into any highly populated area can have potentially disastrous results.
History of threat liquids and the airline industry
Current Airport Guidelines
The Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have outlined specific rules and guidelines airline passengers must follow in order to pass through a security checkpoint safely and securely.
Click on the following links to see the complete list of current guidelines
Permitted and Prohibited Items:
The Transportation Security Administration has developed the easy to remember "3-1-1 For Carry-Ons" system to ensure all travelers have a safe, speedy and secure traveling experience.
To learn more about the TSA's 3-1-1 systems, click here.
Security Checkpoint Wait Times
As a customer service, the Transportation Security Administration provides security checkpoint wait time information to assist travelers to estimate the amount of time it will take them to pass through an airport's security checkpoint when planning for their next flight. Actual wait times may vary depending on factors such as weather delays and increased passenger levels.
For more information on the TSA's security checkpoint wait times, click here.
Airport Status and Delays
The Federal Aviation Administration, the organization responsible for the safety of civil aviation, provides an up-to-the minute, interactive site allowing travelers to be notified of any air traffic delays nationwide.
For more information on the FAA's flight delay command center, click here.
Important Information on Duty-Free Items
All passengers who carry liquid duty-free items must follow important guidelines to ensure that purchased items are not confiscated by security personnel.
For more information on the guidelines for duty-free items, click here.