August 10, 2006
GUIDANCE FOR AIRLINE
Raised Threat Levels:
The U.S. threat level is raised to Severe, or Red,
for all commercial flights flying from the United
Kingdom to the U.S.
The U.S. threat level is raised to High, or Orange for all commercial aviation operating in the U.S., including
international flights. Flights from the U.S.
to the U.K.
are also Orange.
Increased Aviation Screening Procedures:
The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) will be implementing a series of security measures – some
visible and some not visible -- to ensure the security of the traveling public
and the Nation's transportation
system. TSA is immediately implementing following changes to airport
NO LIQUIDS OR
GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY ON BAGGAGE. SUCH ITEMS MUST BE IN
CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all beverages, shampoo, sun tan lotion, creams,
tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency.
Exception: Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a
baby or small child is traveling; prescription medicine with a name that
matches the passenger’s ticket; and insulin and essential other
non-prescription medicines, which all must be presented for inspection at the checkpoint.
purchased in the boarding area (beyond the checkpoint) must be consumed before
boarding because they will not be permitted on board the aircraft.
traveling from the U.K. to
will be subject to a more extensive screening process.
These measures will be
constantly evaluated and updated when circumstances warrant.
How every passenger can assist in security:
without clutter to facilitate easier screening
than usual at the airport
TSA personnel at checkpoints and with airline personnel at all gates
Be attentive and
vigilant to any suspicious activity and report it to authorities
Increased Border Protection Procedures:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase
enforcement efforts in international arrival areas including the use of
advanced targeting tools, special response teams including baggage and aircraft
search teams, baggage x-ray equipment, specially-trained canine units, and
explosive detection technology.
DHS has also mandated that all flights from the U.K. transmit
passenger manifest information for intensive screening prior to departure from
the gate. In addition, passengers on
these flights and all other international flights will be subject to heightened
inspection upon arrival in the U.S.