It’s the season for traveling and to help you (and/or the homePEN consumers you manage) along the way, we invite you to review the following document circulated by the TSA (TSA Holiday Travel 2011 Press Release) which provides helpful reminders about traveling with wrapped gifts, snow globes, and liquids. TSA’s general limits on traveling with liquids are explained in the travel tips section of the press release. However, we want to assure you that medically necessary liquids continue to be exempt from this limit. Passengers who need to carry medically necessary liquids in excess of TSA’s general limits can do so, though the liquids will be screened. The liquids should be disclosed to TSA personnel prior to a person’s bag being screened and should be separated from any other liquids or gels.
TSA has also made a notification card available for passengers to use to provide information about their medical condition or disability to TSA personnel at airports. This card can be found on the TSA.gov website at: www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/disability_notification_cards.pdf. While these cards do not exempt anyone from screening, we hope people find these cards useful to discreetly communicate sensitive information.
If you have any questions, or if you hear feedback about TSA experiences that would be useful to us, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Disability Policy and Outreach at: TSA.ODPO@tsa.dhs.gov and to me at email@example.com or call me at 800.776.6539.