Tips from the TSA If You're Flying for Thanksgiving


Flying during the pandemic....It's not for everyone. Some people don't think it's safe, others are eager to get back to normal. Most airports and airlines are doing their best to make things as safe as possible. The Transportation Security Administration continues to adjust its security operations during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

If you are braving the airports and flying for Thanksgiving, here are five tips from the TSA . . .

1. Get to the airport early. Don't assume no one's flying and count on it being slow. 

2. Wear a mask. They might ask you to briefly take it off when they check your I.D. Otherwise, keep it on the whole time.

3. Try to stay six feet apart while you're in line. And don't freak out if the lines seem extra-long. It's just because everyone's social distancing.

4. Yes, you can bring hand sanitizer on the plane. And you don't have to follow the normal three-ounce rule for liquids. With sanitizer, it's 12 ounces. And disinfectant wipes are allowed in carry-ons too.

5. You can ask TSA agents to change gloves. They're supposed to do it between pat-downs, and whenever someone asks them to.

You can check out all of the guidelines here