ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2006 – The Department of Homeland Security has raised the threat level to Orange for all commercial aviation in the U.S. and Red for all flights from the United Kingdom to the U.S.
In response, Delta is working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure the safety and security of our passengers and crew. Effective immediately, the TSA is implementing special security procedures for all flights. Passengers are not permitted to bring any liquids, gels or lotions in their carry-on baggage through screening checkpoints or onto any flight. On flights from the U.K. to the U.S., no carry-on baggage is permitted.
To assist our customers during this time, Delta offers the following tips:
- Arrive three hours early at the airport for your flight. TSA screening lines will be longer than usual and additional screening is being conducted at the gate.
- Place liquids (beverages, shampoo, sun tan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel) and items of similar consistency in your checked baggage.
- Exceptions are made for baby formula and medicines—be prepared to present these for inspection at the checkpoint.
Delta’s flight schedule is operating normally. Passengers can check for updates on flight schedules and wait times at airports by visiting delta.com. We appreciate our customers’ patience and apologize for any inconvenience.