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Airport Officials Offer Traveler Tips

Airport Officials Offer Traveler Tips

Posted - May 25, 2004 at 11:58 a.m.



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(KSL News) -- Some airport travelers still aren't getting the message about what they can and cannot take on an airplane.

Guns, knives, scissors, you know about.

But transportation security officials at Salt Lake International say hazardous materials like torch lighters, spray cans and oil, even gasoline aboard airplanes are surprisingly a big problem.

So here's a security checklist before you travel.

Traveler's Security Checklist

  1. Know what is prohibited
  2. 1 + 1 Rule
  3. Scissors in a Checked Bag
  4. Airport-Friendly Shoes
  5. Zipper Bag for personal items Know what is prohibited. Fireworks are another no-no officials say passengers often try to carry, especially in the summertime. Remember the one-plus-one rule. Bring one checked bag, and one carry-on bag that's about the size of a briefcase. Put questionable items like scissors in your checked baggage. Wear airport-friendly shoes. In particular, avoid shoes with metal shanks. Carry a small bag to hold your belt, watch or other personal items as you step through the screening devices.

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