Air travel safety tips from TSA

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TSA got back to the basics with some tips on air travel to make checkpoints quick and easy this afternoon at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

TSA had a table full of items that had been stopped only in the last month with items like knives, wrenches, and other things that could be used as a weapon.

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They want to remind people who might be traveling with spring break travels around the corner what’s acceptable and what’s not. Just follow the 3-1-1 rule. Liquids, aerosols, and creams must be less than 3.4 ounces, must be in a one quart-sized plastic bag, and one bag is permitted per passenger.

Guns have also been a problem for the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, they have found two this year. TSA Spokesperson Sari Koshetz said, “First and foremost leave your guns at home. People face civil penalties from the TSA from up to $13,000 and possible arrests if you bring your firearm to the checkpoint, but also keep in mind that you can’t have anything that could be considered a bludgeoned for instance a giant hammer or a giant tool. You don’t want anybody sitting next to you on the plane to have these hazardous items. We also want to put this word out so that your time and stress level will be less at the checkpoint.”

If you are in doubt about an item, it is better to just put it with your checked baggage.