Airline Security Update

The Transportation Security Administration changed some of those new rules and added others. No shaving cream, no toothpaste, they will be checking your bags.

Air travelers are getting used to the long list of restrictions to what they can carry onto an airplane. And many of those new rules will likely remain permanent. Bottles of wine are still a no-no. You'll still have to finish that soda or water before you board. If your toiletries include liquid, gel, or toothpaste you'll still need to find room for them in your checked bags.

Dan Wolf - Pittsburgh Passenger comments, "It's frustrating as a traveler to have to go through that, but I'd rather err on the side of being extra cautious than not."

On Sunday, the TSA said it will now allow up to four ounces of non-prescription or eight ounces of prescription medication on board. As well as solid lipstick, baby food, and low blood sugar treatments. Homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff says all of the new rules are aimed at eliminating the ability of a terrorist to make a bomb out of usually harmless ingredients.

Michael Chertoff , Homeland Security Secretary says, "I think that's what we're analyzing and adjusting for, to make sure that we're keeping pace with the way the enemy adapts."

Meanwhile, shoe removal will now be a required part of every passenger's screening process from now on. Those in charge of airline security will continue make new rules to stay one step ahead of the terrorists who try to find new ways around them.

The nation's terror threat level remains at its highest level, red, for all U.S. bound flights from Britain. That's because secretary of homeland security Michael Chertoff believes there is a concern that all of the suspects from the plot to blow up planes have not been arrested.

All other flights to, from, or within the United States remain at an 'Orange' or 'High' terror threat.


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