Today, the TSA issued a press release announcing a record travel season along with some tips to ease traveling through security screening checkpoints. The TSA expects 26.8 million passengers and crew traveling through US checkpoints from November 22 – December, a 4% increase over 2018.
TSA’s top 10 Thanksgiving travel tips include what to do with your leftover turkey, gravy and desserts. The TSA advises that ‘know[ing] which foods should go into a checked bag. Gravy, cranberry sauce, wine, jam, preserves, should all go into a checked bag. Why? They are not solids. Basically if you can spill it, spray it, spread it, pump it or pour it, (say that three times fast) then it’s not a solid and should be packed in a checked bag.’
At Newark, the TSA is advising travelers to be prepared and arrive to the security checkpoint two hours ahead of domestic flights and three hours ahead of international flights.
According to the TSA:
“TSA checkpoints at Newark will be fully staffed,” said Thomas Carter, TSA’s Federal Security Director for New Jersey. “The officers assigned to the airports are very dedicated and they will continue to deploy layers of security, both seen and unseen, to ensure the safety of the public.”
And, the TSA reminds us that fall is a good time to get a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license. Beginning October 2020, all air travelers 18+ will need a REAL ID-compliant license to fly within the United States. Read more on REAL ID
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