TSA offers travel tips to MLB All-Star game fans traveling home from San Diego

Preparation prior to arriving at the airport security checkpoint can make experience a homerun
Local Press Release
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SAN DIEGO – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is advising fans attending the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star game at Petco Park to be prepared for airport security on the trip home from San Diego International Airport (SAN).

“We are thrilled that so many baseball fans will be in San Diego for baseball’s Midsummer Classic. The airport is going to be a busy place after the All-Star game and TSA will be fully staffed to help travelers make it through security smoothly and efficiently,” said TSA Federal Security Director for SAN Kathleen Connon. “All-Star fans can be part of the team by preparing for security before coming to the airport.”

Delays at the security checkpoint are often caused by travelers bringing prohibited items in carry-on baggage. Please remember that all types of bats including souvenir mini-bats – a favorite of baseball fans everywhere – are prohibited in the cabin of an aircraft. Bats of all sizes should be transported in checked baggage.

To avoid getting in a pickle, TSA has multiple resources available for passengers to help them determine whether an item is permitted in carry-on baggage, checked baggage or not at all. Visit the TSA website for information on prohibited items or use TSA's mobile app,  myTSA.

The myTSA app allows a traveler to enter the name of an item and the app will provide information on how to transport that item onboard an aircraft. Regardless of whether you are a National or American League fan, you can download the myTSA app on iTunes or Google Play. The same information can also be accessed via any web browser at www.tsa.gov/mobile.

Passengers will hit a grand slam with TSA officers if they remember that the restriction on traveling with unlimited quantities of liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in carry-on luggage remains in effect. All liquids, including sun block and Gatorade leftover from the time-honored, postgame victory shower, must be 3.4 ounces or less and all bottles must fit in a single quart-size plastic bag in a carry-on bag.

TSA Pre✓®, which allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids in a carry-on, is offered at SAN. After reviewing the All-Star game box score, travelers are encouraged to check their boarding passes for a notification indicating eligibility for TSA Pre✓®.

If an item is inadvertently left behind at the security checkpoint, you haven’t struck out. Passengers can call SAN’s Lost and Found office at 619-400-2140 or email lostandfound@san.org. The office is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., but closed for lunch between 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.