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  • All travelers 18 years of age and over will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo ID (ie. driver's license, passport) during the ticketing process and at the security checkpoint.
  • Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond security checkpoint. If assisting an unaccompanied child, elderly person or special needs passenger, check with your airline to see if you qualify for a access pass to the gate.
  • Families of military may accompany a departing and arriving military family member to the airline gate and can remain with them until they board their aircraft. Family members must receive a pass from the airline that the military member is flying. A pass and a photo ID is required to get through the security checkpoint. For more information, contact your airline.
  • Passengers are limited to one carry-on bag and one personal item (briefcase, backpack, laptop computer or purse). All other items should be checked at the ticket counter, electronic kiosk or curbside.
  • Electronic devices (including cell phones and pagers), keys, loose change and any other metal items should be placed inside your carry-on bag until you clear security.
  • Laptop computers should be removed from carrying cases for screening. Trays are provided to protect your computer during screening.
  • Outer coats and jackets must be removed and screened.
  • TSA recommends passengers remove shoes for screening at the checkpoint. Many shoes contain metal in their construction and removing them prior to screening may save you from additional screening.
  • No sharp objects of any kind will be permitted through security checkpoint. For a current list of permitted and prohibited items, visit the TSA website.

Hunting, Fishing, and Sportsman

  • Firearms and ammunition are only allowed as checked baggage.
  • Firearms must be unloaded, in locked case and declared to the airline.
  • Handguns may be in a locked case inside checked baggage.
  • A "Firearms Unloaded" form will be required upon check-in and must be placed INSIDE the case with the firearm.
  • Ammunition must be in a factory box/suitable container and declared to airline personnel.
  • Failure to comply may result in criminal and civil penalties
  • Knives and cutting devices must be placed in checked baggage.
  • Tackle box and equipment must be placed in checked luggage.
  • Flammable items, such as stove fuel and propane are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.

Additional security tips can be found on the TSA website. Be sure to check our packing tips page as well.

The Transportation Security Administration works to ensure the safety and security of the nation's aviation system. If you have comments, concerns or complaints, please contact them at 866.289.9673.