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Reminders From the TSA Before Arriving at Airport Security

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With the summer travel season under way, the TSA wants to remind people how to make going through airport security as quick and easy as possible. With the summer travel season under way, the TSA wants to remind people how to make going through airport security as quick and easy as possible.
PASCO, WA - With the summer travel season under way, the TSA wants to remind people how to make going through airport security as quick and easy as possible. 

Here are a few things to remember. Liquids, gels and creams have to be 3.4 ounces or less, and all bottles must fit in one quart size plastic bag. You need to have your ID and boarding pass out, along with large electronics like laptop computers. 

"The reality is we don't actually need to pat down many passengers if you're prepared and you don't have items concealed under your clothing," said TSA Public Affairs Manager Lori Dankers. "Many people don't know that the TSA does not open nearly any checked baggage, most of it is cleared by technology, cleared by machines." 

Enrolling in the TSA Pre Check program makes things even easier for frequent travelers. There are also programs for members of the military and people with disabilities. The TSA released a lot more helpful information, see the full release below:

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Officials provide summer travel information, tips for passengers departing from Pasco Tri-Cities airport

PASCO, Wash. – With the summer travel season off to a strong start, officials with the Pasco Tri-Cities airport (PSC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are offering a few tips to assist departing passengers.

Three airlines operate daily non-stop service from PSC to six destinations including Denver International Airport; Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; Portland International Airport; Salt Lake City International Airport; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; and San Francisco International Airport. Those airlines are Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

In addition, weekly non-stop service to McCarran Las Vegas International Airport; Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; and Los Angeles International Airport is provided by Allegiant Air. On average, more than 7,500 passengers are expected to depart from PSC each week during the summer months.

Passenger preparedness can have a significant impact on wait times at the security checkpoint. To facilitate the security screening process, TSA offers the following tips:

? 3 – 1 – 1 for liquids: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less and all bottles must fit in a single quart size plastic bag and placed in a bin for screening. This includes sun block and tanning sprays.

? Check for prohibited items: Use the “Can I bring,” app to check what items are allowed/ not allowed in carry–on and checked luggage. Smartphone users can easily download the myTSA app. The same information is available at www.tsa.gov/mobile and includes helpful information about TSA policies and procedures.

? Prepare for security: Have an acceptable form of identification and boarding pass out and remove large electronics including laptops and the 3-1-1 compliant liquids bag, from carry-on baggage.

? Enroll in TSA Pre?™: TSA Pre?™ is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt when going through the security checkpoint. At

certain airports, passengers can also keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 complaint liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. Local residents can enroll in TSA Pre?™ at the Lourdes Medical Center at 9915 Sandifur Parkway in Pasco. Enrollments are processed Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 4 PM. There is an $85 non-refundable application processing fee, which covers a five-year period. For more information on TSA Pre?™, visit www.tsa.gov/pre-check or to locate enrollment center locations nationwide, go to universalenroll.tsa.gov.

? TSA Pre?™ for U.S. Armed Forces: TSA offers TSA Pre?™ expedited screening to all members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard. Eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces on personal or official travel do not need to travel in uniform to participate. Accompanying family members ages 12 and under can be processed through expedited screening as well. To participate, enter the DoD ID number in the known traveler number field while making flight reservations.

? TSA Cares: Travelers or families of passengers with disabilities and medical conditions may call the TSA Cares helpline toll free at 1-855-787-2227 with any questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint 72 hours prior to traveling.

? Assistance for America’s Injured Service Members / Veterans and Wounded Warriors: TSA salutes and appreciates the sacrifice of all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Helpful hints for a trouble-free travel experience and tips for security screening of your person, carry-on bags and checked baggage are available at www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/military-personnel-injured-service-membersveterans-and-wounded-warriors. TSA can also provide information for family members who would like to obtain gate passes to accompany or meet loved ones at the gate. Injured service members / veterans and Wounded Warriors – or their care coordinators – can contact TSA Cares by phone (1-855-787-2227) or email (TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov) with details of the itinerary once flight arrangements are made with the airline.

Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to a flight’s departure. Check-in times vary by airline; travelers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the specific time frames established by each air carrier.

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