The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screens all flights to and from Hawaii. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect at the airport. Please see the TSA website for specific guidelines.
1. Have acceptable identification at the Checkpoint. Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.
2. When possible, do not pack oversized electronics (laptops, full-size video game consoles, DVD players and video cameras that use cassettes) in checked baggage.
3. Passengers are allowed to carry on liquids, aerosols and gels in limited quantities according to the 3-1-1 rule: Bottles of 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less (by volume), placed in 1 quart-sized clear plastic zip-top bag, and 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.
4. If a passenger cannot or chooses not to be screened by imaging technology or a walk-through metal detector, the passenger will be screened using a thorough pat down procedure instead.
5. For the safety and security of the traveling public, TSA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or airlines have prohibited items including sharp objects, sporting goods, guns and firearms, tools, martial arts and self-defense items, explosive and flammable materials, disabling chemicals and other dangerous items.
6. There are special screening procedures for passengers 75 and older.
7. When traveling with food or gifts, the same liquid rule applies. When in doubt, pack it in your suitcase.
Make copies of your important traveling documents and leave them with a person whom you trust and who is not traveling with you. Documents include but are not limited to:
• Driver's License
• Medical and Automobile Insurance Cards
Know and have access to important phone numbers, such as relative phone numbers, credit card issuers, medical physicians, insurance companies, your airline, hotel, car rental company, and other contacts you may need to access while staying in the Hawaiian Islands.