With the year-end holidays just ahead, many Nebraskans will be boarding planes for the first time in a while. New rules are in place for security screenings, especially as they relate to electronic devices.
Mark Howell, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, says just follow directions.
Howell says, “What we ask folks to do is really pay attention to what the officers in the checkpoint are asking them to do.” Any electronic devices larger than a cell phone must be taken out of your bag and placed in separate bins.
“If the officer is at the checkpoint asking you to remove your electronics, then we’re asking you to remove them,” Howell says, “and it’s going to keep the process rolling a little bit smoother.”
The last two weeks of the year are often the busiest for air travel and that’ll likely mean long lines at security.
“Pay attention to what the officer is asking you to do when you get to the security checkpoint,” Howell says. “It’s really going to make your life a lot easier when you’re going through the process, especially over the holidays.”
He says to remember the 3-1-1 rule. That’s three-point-four fluid ounces max in any one container into a one quart ziplock bag, and one bag per passenger.
Also, don’t try to bring wrapped presents onboard the plane. Instead, wrap them at your destination.