TSA announces changes in security procedures ahead of holiday weekend – News 12 New Jersey

The Transportation
Security Administration is reminding travelers ahead of the holiday weekend that there have been some changes in procedures since the last time many
have flown.

The TSA is asking travelers
keep phones and keys in carry-on luggage instead of putting them
in the bins. They say this helps to eliminate “touch points.”

The other
major change is at TSA checkpoints, where there is a new
machine you can give your license or your passport to and have that
serve as your boarding pass.

“Credential authentication technology, or CAT,
has algorithms in it to detect all 50 states and territories, every driver’s
license as well as state-issued ID, and also passports,” says
Robert Duffy, the TSA federal security director at LaGuardia Airport. “We can take a look at that, scan it and
we will know the identification presented to us is legitimate, or if it’s
fraudulent, we would call the Port Authority Police Department.”

Some rules have
stayed the same, including the liquids that you can and cannot bring on the
plane. A large amount of hand sanitizer and a tub of sanitizing wipes are
allowed, but other liquids are not.

You can ask the TSA directly what
is allowed on the plane by sending them a picture of your item to their Twitter.


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