People who travel frequently will naturally have more dealings with the Transportation Security Administration than average flyers. To help the public learn more about the TSA and airport security information, the administration developed its My TSA Mobile app, which was upgraded on March 23 of this year.
The My TSA app gives passengers access to their most frequently asked questions 24/7, via any mobile device. It’s designed to save passengers time as well as money by providing helpful tips as they prepare to go through airport security.
For example, the app includes features such as “Can I Bring,” which lets users type the name of any item they want to bring on the airplane to make sure whether it is allowed or prohibited. Fliers will also learn whether a particular item must go inside checked baggage or if they will be able to bring it onboard with their carry-on luggage.
If you are eligible to use TSA Pre lanes for expedited screening, simply tap the TSA Pre icon in the app and you will see information about checkpoints and airlines that participate in the program. This alone should be reason enough to download and test the app, given the amount of time you can save when going through the screening process this way.
The Guide feature of the app includes plenty of the most-requested information from passengers, such as details on traveling with kids, what kinds of ID are acceptable and what the current regulations are concerning aerosols, liquids and gels in your baggage.
Another way the app might help you save time is by using it to see if airports are having general delays, as well as details on evolving weather conditions and how they might affect your flight.
The team at Pontarelli finds the TSA mobile app a welcome convenience that is sure to help our passengers speed up their movement through the airport security checkpoints. If you haven’t tried the TSA app before, you will want to consider downloading the new improved version and then try using it when you go to the airport next.Tags: business travel, travel tips