Air Travel Security: TSA Guidelines Transportation Safety Authority
Most countries use the TSA Guidelines ( www.TSA.gov ) or similar
security procedures. Save Time by making Realistic connections
When booking a flight, be realistic about your ability to get from one gate to another
and go through security in time to make a connection. Often, even on a domestic
flight you might be required to pass through security more than once. Have a little
cushion of time between connections, two hours on domestic and three on
international will reduce anxiety during unpleasant surprises.
Wear no metal through security. Glasses, belts, shoes, coins, and keys, will set off the
alarm and subject you to delay and possible search. Put everything of metal in your
carry-on including electronic equipment and pass it through the x-ray.
If you trigger a search you could be separated from your carry-on for a few minutes so
it is best to thoroughly label your luggage both inside and out.
Digital Camera and Storage Media: A digital camera and its storage media can go
through the x-ray but should not go through the metal detector. The equipment could
go in checked luggage (not recommended) but might receive extremely harsh
treatment and a possible hand inspection. Laptops should go outside of their case
through the x-ray with carry-on luggage. Image tanks and remote hard drives will not
be harmed by the x-ray inspection. Check the link to TSA for additional info:
Some airports will hand inspect film others will not. The TSA operates on the premise that x-
ray will not hurt low-speed film. ( below ISO 800) You have a right in the US to ask for a
Put film in clear plastic bags for a quick hand inspection of use the lead-lined shield which
will trigger a hand inspection.
TSA claims that films below ISO 800 will survive up to 5 X-rays at the level used in airports
and this is the standard they have adopted.
(Exceptions for pushed film, underexposed film and special films) See Link
Even on a domestic round trip flight you could go through more than five inspections
Your best bet is to get to the security check early before the rush puts the inspectors on
edge. Try for a hand inspection. Have the film in a clear plastic bag or bags and explain
calmly that you have professional film, that will go through several checkpoints, and that you
can not risk damage. You can do no more than that unless you can buy your film in the
country you visit and have it processed there.
Film should not go in checked luggage were the x-ray used is much more powerful.
It is important that you do not have any metal on your person when going through the
check station because if the inspectors do a body scan you will be separated from
your carry-on luggage for a time and there have been instances where, under the
stressful conditions at the security checks, people have taken the wrong luggage.
(bags tend to look similar.)
By attaching a bright red card with your contact info on both your checked and on your
carry-on luggage you can distinguish your bags.
Check the Transportation Security
Administration, TSA, website
The Transportation Safety Authority publishes a helpful web page
listing the latest security procedures. These tips can save you
time and money through security check points.
Save anxiety at the air travel
terminal by having the latest
information on carry-on restrictions,
transporting film, digital equipment,
medicines, liquids, face creams,
perfumes and other normally
Air Travel Security: TSA Guidelines
Transportation Safety Authority www.tsa.gov
The Transportation Safety Authority
TSA publishes a helpful web page
that details the latest security
procedures. These tips can save
you time and money through
security check points.
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