Security

Please note: Traveling with food or gifts, tips from TSA.

News: Secure Flight is a new program from the TSA that streamlines the watch list matching process.
Learn more about Secure Flight.

Contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the latest security information. Check here for acceptable identification required for Airport Checkpoints.

Public Notice: Please read if you are traveling from an airport in Venezuela to the USA.

Important: Passengers with checked bags are asked to arrive 90 minutes prior to their flight's departure. Traffic and security screening times can be unpredictable and delays can occur. In addition, baggage check-in closes 40 minutes before departure and the boarding gate closes 10 minutes prior to departure. Give yourself plenty of time to comfortably get to the Airport and board your flight.
Do not risk missing your flight!

Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1 for carry-ons
(Information provided by TSA)

3 - Make sure all liquids or gels are in 3 ounce or smaller containers
(More than 3 ounces is permitted in checked baggage)

1 - Place containers in a 1 quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag

1 - Place 1 bag only per passenger in the security bin for screening

Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.

Be prepared Each time Security searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Remember, wine is a liquid! Travelers cannot take wine on board in carry on baggage.

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.

Click here to learn how to get through the line faster.

Remember Passengers are asked not to lock their luggage for faster screening. Cable or zip ties or other easily cut or opened ties are recommended for securing luggage.

Security screens every passenger's baggage before it is placed on an airplane. While technology allows security officers to electronically screen bags, there are times when they need to physically inspect a piece of luggage. TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal "master" keys so that the locks may not have to be cut. These locks are available at airports and travel stores nationwide. The packaging on the locks indicates whether they can be opened by security officers. Visit TSA's website for more information about security locks.

TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.

Security screening at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport is handled by the Trinity Technology Group. TSA contracts with and monitors Trinity's operations. Trinity follows regulations and procedures required by TSA.

Passengers with questions regarding screened bags can call (866) 957-8867 or visit www.passengersfirst.com where they can file claims or complaints.

Click here for Helpful Hints for Holiday Travelers from TSA