Airport travel and TSA security tips 2020

New Year, New Rules from TSA Airport Security 2020

Never assume when it comes to airport security. Every few months there are new additions to the security policies in different airports without notice.

Your driver’s license used to be enough to get you on your domestic flight via US security… Not anymore!

On October 1st, 2020, travelers will need a driver’s license “REAL ID-compliant,” US passport, US military ID or other accepted identification to fly within the U.S.

Each and every 18-year-old air traveler will need to have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, a State-issued enhanced driver’s license or another suitable form of ID to take flight inside the United States.

What is included in the dimensions of an acceptable carry on?

Standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22” x 14” x 9”, which includes the handle and the wheels. United airlines, delta airlines, JetBlue, virgin atlantic, and Alaska airlines all approve of this sizes.
For international travellers a rule of thumb would be to pack a bag that is under 20″. The smaller the better! Check out this Delsey Aero 19″ Carry On with tons of space!

Are luggage sets with battery packs acceptable on the airplane?

YES! Having a power bank on hand when you’re travelling can save your life. Well, at least your battery life! But you should always check with your airline for the most up-to-date information. Power bank generally falls under the “batteries” category and must be removable. Check out this airline approved luggage set by NONSTOP that includes a double USB port on the carry on.

What is TSA Pre-Check and is it worth the fee?

Become a TSA PreCheck participant and the most valuable perk you’ll get is the right to use expedited security lines. By being on a PreCheck line your shoes, belt and light outerwear can be kept on. Plus, you won’t have to remove your laptops, tablets or quarter-sized plastic bags. Just think about having to sift through your carry-on luggage in front of the rest of the line and make a mess of what was just neatly packed! These benefits are essential to saving time for many frequent fliers.

There is a fee for this status, but thanks to 2020 and Credit card perks there are plenty of options to get it for FREE!

Credit cards that pay for your TSA precheck up to $95 credit!

  • Capital One Venture Rewards
  • Bank of America Premium Rewards
  • Platinum Card by American Express
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve