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JetBlue stated that all flights are operating normally. To help expedite airport experience , they encourage you to:

 

Pack all liquid-, lotion- and gel-based products, such as shampoo, toothpaste, suntan lotion and contact lens solution in your checked bags. These items will not be allowed on board the aircraft.

Please allow additional time for security checkpoints at the airport today.

Check in online and print your boarding pass at home. You can check bags in online as well and go directly to our Online Bag Drop counter at the airport.

 

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Here is US Airways Baggage policy for all flights:

NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE. ITEMS MUST BE IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency.

 

Exception: Baby formula or breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling; prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket; and insulin and essential other non-prescription medicines

 

Beverages purchased in the sterile area must be consumed before boarding because they will not be permitted onboard the aircraft.

 

US Airways will continue to monitor the situation and adjust ticketing policies as needed.

 

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This one is from United Airlines

 

The TSA has implemented the following changes to airport screening procedures, effective August 10, 2006. These procedures will remain in place as circumstances warrant.

 

NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND CAN BE CARRIED ON THE AIRCRAFT.

 

Items that fall within this category include:

 

All beverages of any type in any size container, including bottled water.

Shampoo

Suntan lotion

Creams

Toothpaste

Hair gel

Other items of similar consistency

Such items may be transported in checked baggage.

 

Exceptions include:

 

Baby formula, breast milk or juice, only if a baby or small child is traveling

Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket

Insulin and essential other non-prescription medications

 

Please note that all of these approved items must be presented for inspection at the security checkpoint.

 

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In light of these directives, passengers may experience delays at security checkpoints. Departing flights may also experience delays as a result. Please arrive three hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic and international flights.

 

United would also like to advise customers on steps they can take to ease their travel experience during this period.

 

Pack lightly. Try to reduce clutter to facilitate easier screening.

Arrive at the airport three hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic and international flights.

Cooperate with security personnel at all checkpoints and gates.

Be attentive and vigilant to any suspicious activity and report it to authorities.

Never leave baggage or personal items unattended.

United will do everything practical to ensure we provide the most accurate flight status information at all times. However, situations change quickly and many factors affect our scheduled operations. Please visit united.com or call 1-800-UNITED-1 for flight status information. You may also take advantage of:

Our United EasyUpdate service, which automatically provides flight status notifications via email, mobile phone or pager.

Our free customer-paging service, which will automatically notify you of your flights' status via email or your text-enabled cellular phone or pager.

At the airport you may check monitors located throughout the terminal for flight status updates.

 

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Northwest Airlines is reminding its customers of a new requirement from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) affecting all airline passengers. Click here for current Travel Waiver information.

 

 

 

Effective today, the TSA has informed Northwest that travelers are not allowed to transport any liquids, gels, lotions or similar items in their carry-on luggage. This includes items such as beverages, hairspray, toothpaste and shampoo. Customers are advised to transport these items in their checked luggage. The TSA will remove these items from customers' carry-on luggage at airport security checkpoints. These items must now be placed in checked luggage or they will be discarded.

 

 

 

Baby formula, breast milk or juice will still be allowed as carry-on items if a baby or small child is traveling. Other TSA policy exceptions include prescription medicine with a name that matches the name on the passenger's ticket, insulin and non-prescription medicines, but these items must be presented for inspection at the security checkpoint.

 

Expect to be asked to remove all shoes at security checkpoints. While this is a common occurrence, you can expect these checks to be nearly universal.

 

Northwest Airlines will not accommodate unaccompanied minors or pets connecting through its Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul or Memphis hubs on flights scheduled Thursday, August 10, 2006.

 

Follow all directives from Transportation Security Administration personnel. This is a developing situation and protocols may change as new information becomes available.

 

Leave extra time. These new security procedures will require travelers to allow more time to transit the airport. For future travel, we encourage domestic customers to arrive two hours prior to departure; those flying to international destinations should arrive three hours prior to departure.

The airline is suggesting that customers consider checking all of their luggage, in an effort to minimize delays at airport security checkpoints.

 

As additional information on this new TSA security requirement becomes available, it will be posted on the TSA's Web site at www.tsa.gov, and Northwest will post information to its Web site at www.nwa.com

 

All passengers should check flight and gate status prior to leaving for the airport.

 

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Delta had no information on the page. Shame on them.

 

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