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Security Screening Tips

The BTR TSA Security Screening Checkpoint is located on the second floor of the Main Terminal and is operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.

Regular Checked Bags


  • Proceed to the ticket counter or automated kiosk.
  • Check-in with the ticketing agent.
  • If you are checking bags, you must arrive at the ticket counter no less than 30 minutes before the flight departure time
  • Proceed to the passenger screening checkpoint. and have your boarding pass and I.D. ready

No Checked Bags

  • Proceed to the ticket counter to check-in with the agent or go directly to the automated kiosk at the counter.
  • Proceed to the passenger screening check point.

*Baggage screening may ruin undeveloped film; please remove film before giving your bags to the operator.

Passenger Screening Check Point


  • Passengers are required to show a boarding pass and government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or current passport, at the security screening checkpoints.
  • Limit carry-on bags to one bag plus one personal item (such as a purse or a briefcase).
  • Place keys, change and other metal objects in your carry-on.
  • Remove laptop computers from their carrying case.
  • Outer garments and footwear must be removed and sent through the x-ray machine.
  • Passengers can carry liquids and gels of 3.5 oz. or less in clear plastic, quart-size, zip-top bag.
  • Liquid prescription medication is allowed, if name matches ticketed passenger.

Additional Travel Tips

  • Allow time for security checks; arrive at least an hour before your flight.
  • Have a government photo ID ready at ticket counters.
  • Keep your baggage with you at all times.
  • Talk to children about security screening procedures before traveling with them.
  • Please pack all liquids, gels and aerosols in your checked baggage if they exceed the 3-1-1 rule limitations
National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)
The Department of Homeland Security has implemented a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS).  This replaces the previous color-coded threat advisory scale.

Under the new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), DHS will coordinate with other federal entities to issue formal, detailed alerts when the federal government receives information about a specific or credible terrorist threat. These alerts will include a clear statement that there is an "imminent threat” or "elevated threat.” The alerts also will provide a concise summary of the potential threat, information about actions being taken to ensure public safety, and recommended steps that individuals and communities, businesses and governments can take.

The National Terrorism Advisory System alerts will be based on the nature of the threat: in some cases, alerts will be sent directly to law enforcement or affected areas of the private sector, while in others, alerts will be issued more broadly to the American people through both official and media channels—including a designated DHS webpage (, as well as social media channels including Facebook and via Twitter @NTASAlerts.

And remember: If you see something, say something.


NOTE: All the latest security guidelines are available at the TSA's web site (


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