New security screening measures for holiday travelers at airports

Listen up travelers! Thanksgiving is a week from today and there's new security screening measures you need to know about before you fly.

If you are bringing a gift to your loved ones, officials say it is best not to wrap it because a TSA agent may unwrap it.

If you are bringing a gift to your loved ones, officials say it is best not to wrap it because a TSA agent may unwrap it. (11/21/13)

WOODBURY - Listen up travelers! Thanksgiving is a week from today and there's new security screening measures you need to know about before you fly.

Since it is Thanksgiving, fliers may have some good food to carry on. Officials are warning travelers that if it's liquid or gel, it can only be 3.4 ounces. This includes cranberry sauce, gravy, jams and jellies.

If you are bringing a gift to your loved ones, officials say it is best not to wrap it because a TSA agent may unwrap it. A tip - try a see-through or cellophane gift bag instead.

As for snow globes, there is a special tip for people who travel with them. They're so popular this time of year that the TSA says it wants to make sure you can still shake them. Officials say if they're about tennis ball size you can carry them, but if it is larger, keep it in a checked bag.

In addition, this year the screening process at security is easier for families with kids and older people.

Lastly, officials say travelers can bring pies and cakes through the security, but they may be subject to additional screening.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

On Monday, there were 11 phoned-in bomb threats 1 FBI probes threats targeting Jewish Community Centers
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 2 White House expands deportation priority; DACA remains in place
Charles Bottitta, who lives on Hawkins Road, says 3 Brookhaven Highway Dept. accused of targeted harassment
Vote set for tonight on whether or not 4 Long Beach to vote on allowing alcohol sales at boardwalk concessions
According to police, two BMWs collided along Salisbury 5 Police: 1 person dead, 1 injured in Westbury crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE