TSA Carry-On Screenings Roll-Out Begins

Travelers across the country are beginning to experience the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new carry-on screenings.

On July 26th, the TSA announced that separate screenings for electronics larger than a cell phone would be mandatory nation-wide. Travelers are now required to remove all tablets, e-readers, handheld gaming devices, and laptops from carry-on luggage at security checkpoints. Once items pass inspection, they can be repacked and carried onto the plane.

Implementation is being rolled out across the country over the next several months. As new airports enact the regulation, TSA officers will be available at checkpoints to guide travelers through the process.

To leave enough time, the TSA recommends that travelers arrive at the airport at least two hours before flight departure. It’s important to note that regulations only apply to standard screening lanes; passengers enrolled in TSA Pre-Check are exempt from the new regulations. Learn how to apply for TSA Pre-Check here.

Airports where Regulations are Active or Imminent

When announced, carry-on screenings were standard only at the ten airports that participated in the testing:

Arizona: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

California: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

Florida: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Idaho: Boise Airport (BOI)

Massachusetts: Logan International Airport (BOS)

Michigan: Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

Nevada: McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Puerto Rico: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

Texas: Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)

Over the past several months, additional airports have announced their immediate or upcoming compliance with new carry-on screening procedures.

Carry-On Screenings Instated:

Alaska: Juneau International Airport (JNU)

Arkansas: Clinton National Airport (LIT)

Connecticut: Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Florida: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)

Idaho: Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH)

Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)

Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF)

Indiana: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)

Mississippi: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)

Nevada: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

New Jersey: Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

New Mexico: Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Farmington Four Corners Regional Airport (FMN)

Lea County Regional Airport (HOB)

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF)

New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Albany International Airport (ALB)

Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)

Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (ELM)

Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG)

Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG)

Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM)

Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS)

Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport (JHW)

Watertown International Airport (ART)

Massena International Airport (MSS)

Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK)

Pennsylvania: Pittsburg International Airport (PIT)

Texas: Del Rio International (DRT)

Valley International Airport (HRL)

Victoria Regional airports (VCT)

Washington: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (PSC)

   Yakima Air Terminal – McAllister Field (YKM)

   Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT)

   Spokane International Airport (GEG)

Implementation in Process:

Alaska: Cordova Municipal Airport (CKU)Ketchikan International Airport (KTN)

 Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT)

 Wrangell Airport (WRG)

 Yakutat Airport (YAK)

Florida: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Indiana: South Bend International Airport (SBN)

Maryland: Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

New Mexico: Roswell International Air Center (ROW)

Pennsylvania: Altoona–Blair County Airport (AOO)

Texas: McAllen International Airport (MFE)

Virginia: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

   Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

   Richmond International Airport (RIC)

As new carry-on screenings are mandatory across the board, we will be sharing updates on new implementations as they occur.

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