TSA shares spine-chilling Halloween travel tips

NEW YORK–The Transportation Protection Administration (TSA) would like to alert vacationers to probable sightings of goblins, vampires, zombies, ghosts, mummies and witches traveling by way of protection checkpoints this Halloween.

Despite TSA’s no-pranking safety procedures, costumed travellers don’t need to be concerned about stifling their holiday break spirit. TSA Officers will display screen all boo-tifully dressed travelers, but preserve in mind we are however haunting down any prohibited items.

In this article are some Howl-oween travel recommendations to keep in head this frightening time or TSA will have a bone to decide on.  

These sai swords, which are popular with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, were removed from a traveler’s carry-on bag at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport earlier this year. (TSA photo)
These sai swords, which are preferred with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, were taken off from a traveler’s carry-on bag at Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Airport previously this year. (TSA photo)

  1. When traveling with homebrewed potions and lotions, keep in mind TSA’s magic 3-1-1 rule. This means if traveling with a liquid, gel, cream, paste or lotion (such as bogus blood) every product can only be 3.4 ounces or less and need to in shape into a plastic quart-sized bag if being carried by means of a stability checkpoint. If you can spill it, spray it, distribute it, pump it or pour it, the rule applies. More substantial quantities of liquids should really be packed in a checked bag.
  2. A costume prop is eerie-sistible but fake (or serious) knives, hatchets, pitchforks, mild sabers, brooms, swords and scythes must be put in checked baggage. Never pack any explosive replicas, such as grenades, bombs or rocket launchers, because these are all prohibited objects in both equally carry-on and checked bags.
  3. Have a sweet tooth? Candy of all dimensions is authorized as a result of the checkpoint but liquid quantities need to observe the 3-1-1 rule. It’s a great follow to eliminate any huge luggage of sweet from a carry-on bag and location it in a bin so TSA Officers can simply determine it’s not one thing much more sinister than sugary treats.
  4. If your Halloween garb incorporates a mask, it is greatest not to use it through stability. Travellers putting on masks at the checkpoint will be requested to clear away it so TSA Officers can thoroughly ID them. Masks are good when put in a have-on bag and can be put again on soon after going by the checkpoint.
    This replica hand grenade was removed from a carry-on bag at Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. (TSA photo)
    This reproduction hand grenade was taken off from a have-on bag at Frederick Douglass Larger Rochester Worldwide Airport. (TSA photograph)
  5. A painted deal with in homage to IT is excellent for nighttime terror, but TSA prefers travelers do not fully paint their faces when traveling by checkpoints. Officers however require to match travelers to their ID pictures.
  6. A super hero without a cape normally spells catastrophe, but when passing by way of a security checkpoint, make sure you place capes in a have-on bag or bin till the screening course of action is comprehensive. A cape could set off an alarm at the system scanner, ensuing in a for a longer time security process.
  7. Juggling a jack-o-lantern via safety is authorized (though not recommended), so whether or not your pumpkin is embellished or carved, really feel free to deliver it in a carry-on bag. However, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin butters that are liquid, creamy or spreadable have to be in containers of 3.4 ounces or fewer and placed in your resealable liquids bag. Normally, make positive to test those people products alternatively. 
  8. Not sure if an product should be packed in a carry-on bag, checked bag, both or neither? Request us on Twitter or Fb Messenger at @AskTSA. Tourists may well also mail a query by texting “Travel” to AskTSA (275-872).

TSA hopes every person has a harmless and fa-boo-lous Halloween!