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TSA Announces Refinements to Security Measures -

Agency Adjusts Liquid Ban, Aviation Threat Level Remains High

September 25, 2006

 

Source: Press Office - Transportation Security Administration

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is adjusting its total ban on liquids, gels and aerosols effective Tuesday, September 26. There are two significant changes: Travelers will be allowed to carry travel-size toiletries (3 ounce or less) that fit comfortably in one quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag through security checkpoints. Travelers may also bring items, including beverages, purchased in the secure, boarding area on-board the aircraft.

 

"After the initial, total ban, we have learned enough from the UK investigation to say with confidence that small, travel size liquids are safe to bring through security checkpoints in limited numbers," said Assistant Secretary for TSA Kip Hawley. "We have also taken additional security measures throughout the airport that make us comfortable allowing passengers to bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure area onboard."

 

TSA will be enhancing security measures throughout the airport environment, both visible and not visible to the traveling public. Examples of these measures include: more random screening of employees, additional canine patrols, stronger air cargo security measures, more rigorous identity verification standards and deploying more trained security officers in bomb appraisal and screening by observation techniques. It is unlikely that further adjustments to the ban on liquids, gels and aerosols will be made in the near future.

 

The United States and United Kingdom (UK) have continued to work closely together and have shared technical and threat information with partners in Canada and the European Union (EU). These measures are being simultaneously adopted in partnership with the Canadian government. The UK and the EU are expected to consider similar changes in the coming weeks.

 

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson said, "Today's announcement represents a unified approach with our Canadian partners. These are sustainable, common-sense adjustments that combined with additional security measures throughout the airport will keep the traveling public safe."

 

The U.S. Homeland Security threat level for aviation remains at Orange, or high, and will not change at this time. This security regime will apply to all domestic and international flights departing U.S. airports. Travelers should, however, check with transportation security authorities in their country-of-origin for flights originating at non-U.S. airports.

 

Existing exemptions including larger amounts of required medications, baby formula and diabetic glucose treatments must be declared to security officers at the entrance of the checkpoint for screening. For additional information and travel tips, please read our information for travelers.

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TSA first implemented the ban on all liquids, gels and aerosols on August 10, after U.K. officials uncovered a terrorist plot involving transatlantic flights bound for the United States.

 

Video clips of these new procedures and Assistant Secretary Hawley's statement are available.

 

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That is so nice- it was such a PITA to have to drink your coffee or whatever before you get on the plane. They never come around with the beverage cart onboard until you are absolutely parched and I always feel so dehydrated onboard. Thanks for the update:)

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That is so nice- it was such a PITA to have to drink your coffee or whatever before you get on the plane. They never come around with the beverage cart onboard until you are absolutely parched and I always feel so dehydrated onboard. Thanks for the update:)
no problemo...thats what i am here for pinkie.gif

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Thanks for the update! I'd heard about it, but never took the time to read. I just hope they don't ban carry-on items by the time we're heading out for our wedding! plane.gif

 

(I finally figured out all the smilies -can you tell?)

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Originally Posted by A10CALGAL View Post
Thanks for the update! I'd heard about it, but never took the time to read. I just hope they don't ban carry-on items by the time we're heading out for our wedding! plane.gif

(I finally figured out all the smilies -can you tell?)
why say things in words when you can say it with smilies...i love the smilies...

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