Denver – Spring is in the air, and TSA Colorado is offering tips for those traveling for spring break and into the summer.
Electronics and Carry-on Items
Although there are no changes to what travelers can carry through security checkpoints, TSA announced last summer the agency would roll out enhanced screening procedures that require travelers to place all personal electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening at checkpoints. Examples of personal electronic items that should be removed from carry-on bags include laptops, tablets, e-readers and cameras. These procedures have now been fully implemented at all Colorado airports. These rules do not apply to members of TSA Pre✓® screened in dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes.
TSA Pre✓® Hours of Operation
TSA officers also may suggest passengers remove other select items, such as food, from their carry-on bags. This is not required, but helps X-ray operators get a clearer view of the contents of the bag and speeds up the screening process.
TSA Pre✓® members can better plan their trip with the TSA Pre✓® checkpoint schedule tool, now updated with all TSA Pre✓® airports and lanes. Simply enter your airport, day of the week and time of day.
New on the My TSA App
Download the MyTSA app which provides 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information on any mobile device.
With “MyTSA”, you can:
- Check current weather conditions and possible delays at airports nationwide.
- Quickly search which items you can bring through the checkpoint onto the airplane.
- Consult the TSA Guide on how to prepare for and get through the security checkpoint quickly.
- Discover which airports and airlines support TSA Pre✓® and learn how to sign up.
- Request live assistance from TSA by tweeting @AskTSA
More travel tips can be found here.