Footwear: You are required to remove footwear for X-ray screening. Wearing footwear that can be easily removed helps speed you through screening.
Boarding Pass and ID: When approaching the security checkpoint, passengers will be asked to present a boarding pass and a government issued identification.
Electronics: Electronics the size of a standard laptop or larger, such as game consoles and full-size DVD players, and video cameras that use video cassettes must be removed from their carrying cases and submitted separately for X-ray screening. Smaller electronics such as e-readers, netbooks and iPads typically do not need to be removed from carry-on baggage for screening.
Locking Checked Bags: When locking checked baggage use a TSA recognized lock. A list of these locks can be found at www.tsa.gov.
Not all trips through the checkpoint will be exactly the same because of TSA's layered screening approach. It includes an element of unpredictability that is easy for passengers to navigate but difficult for terrorists to manipulate. Remember, security activities are designed to protect you, your family and loved ones, and are not meant to be inconvenient.
Belligerence, inappropriate jokes and threats are not tolerated. Jokes and/or comments about threats to passengers or the aircraft will be taken seriously and can result in criminal or civil penalties for the passenger.
TSA Claim form for missing or damaged items: TSA security officers exercise great care to ensure that your property is properly handled should baggage need to be opened. However, if you believe TSA is responsible for damage or loss, you can file a claim at www.tsa.gov. You can also check the status of your claim online.
Contact Center: for questions or concerns about security and screening, email the Contact Center at TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.
Lost Items: If you lost or left an item at a TSA security checkpoint, you can locate the lost and found contact numbers for specific airports by visiting www.tsa.gov.
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