Security Information

Please note: TSA offers tips on traveling with food or gifts,here.

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

Recommended check-in, screening and boarding

It is your responsibility to go through Security and onto the Gate on time... don't miss your flight!

120 - minutes prior - Arrive at Airport; Allegiant check-in counter opens; check your luggage; get your Boarding Pass; proceed through Security (have your boarding pass and photo ID ready)

90 - minutes prior - Arrive at Airport; Alaska check-in counter opens; check your luggage; get your Boarding Pass; proceed through Security (have your boarding pass and photo ID ready)

45 - minutes prior - Allegiant check-in counter closes; baggage check closes; proceed through Security (have your Boarding Pass and photo ID ready)

40 - minutes prior - Alaska check-in counter closes; baggage check closes; proceed through Security (have your Boarding Pass and photo ID ready)

30 - minutes prior - Boarding of aircraft begins

15 - minutes prior - Allegiant boarding Gate closes

12 - minutes prior - Alaska boarding Gate closes

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