NOTE: All the latest security guidelines are available at the TSA’s web site – http://www.tsa.gov/
At the Lafayette Regional Airport, our customers are our #1 priority. Here are a few tips to help make your visit with us quicker, easier and more enjoyable. The following guidelines provide step-by-step details on the security screening process.
In addition to TSA, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office provides security for the terminal building and adjacent property at the airport. Transportation Security Administration 1542 mandates airports providing scheduled passenger operations have a security plan, with law enforcement support, to provide for the safety of persons and property traveling in air transportation. Security personnel also shares in the responsibility for ensuring that operations on and off the airfield are safe and secure
The TSA Security Screening Checkpoint is located on the second floor of the Main Terminal and is operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Regular Checked Bags
- Proceed to the ticket counter or automated kiosk.
- Check-in with the ticketing agent.
- Bring your bags to the baggage screening line.
- Drop your bags with a TSA Officer.
- Proceed to the passenger screening checkpoint.
No Checked Bags
- Proceed to the ticket counter to check-in with the agent or go directly to the automated kiosk at the counter.
- Proceed to the passenger screening check point.
Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
Passenger Screening Check Point
- Passengers are required to show a boarding pass and government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or current passport, at the security screening checkpoints.
- Limit carry-on bags to one bag plus one personal item (such as a purse or a briefcase).
- Place keys, change and other metal objects in your carry-on.
- Remove laptop computers from their carrying case.
- Outer garments and footwear must be removed and sent through the x-ray machine.
- Passengers may carry liquids and gels of 3.4 oz (100ml) or less in clear plastic, quart-size, zip-top bag.
- Liquid prescription medication is allowed only if name matches ticketed passenger.
Additional Travel Tips
- Allow time for security checks; arrive at least an hour and a half before your flight.
- Have a government photo ID ready at ticket counters.
- Keep your baggage with you at all times.
- Talk to children about security screening procedures before traveling with them.
- Please be patient with federal screeners, airline representatives and other passengers.
- Please pack all liquids, gels and aerosols in your checked baggage.
LAFAYETTE — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT). TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows select LFT flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on.
Lafayette Regional Airport becomes one of 150 airports in the country where passengers can experience expedited screening. The airlines serving Lafayette that participate in the program are: American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
TSA Pre✓™ is part of the agency’s efforts to focus its resources and improve the passenger experience at security checkpoints by applying intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures and enhancing its use of technology. Through a variety of risk-based initiatives such as TSA Pre✓™, TSA provides effective security while gaining efficiencies and improving the travel experience for millions of passengers each week.
“TSA Pre✓™ demonstrates our commitment to provide both world class security and world class customer service to the public we serve and keep safe every day across Louisiana and across the country,” said TSA’s Federal Security Director for the State of Louisiana Johnny Eason.
“Having TSA Pre✓™ at our airport is a great convenience for our passengers,” said Steven L. Picou, Executive Director of the Lafayette Airport Commission. “We appreciate the partnership with TSA to offer this expedited screening experience.”
In order to enroll, the TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. a government issued ID showing current address), be fingerprinted, and provide a U.S. passport, a U.S. birth certificate or valid immigration documentation, as well as pay an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.
More than 10,000 people across the state of Louisiana have enrolled in the program. An enrollment center is located in Lafayette at IdentoGO, inside the Northgate Mall, 1800 NE Evangeline Thruway, Suite H6, Lafayette, LA 70501. The hours are Monday – Friday: 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at 150 participating airports and on 11 major airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
Members of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program (Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI) already pre-qualify for TSA Pre✓™, and can utilize their PASSID as their KTN.
Passengers are encouraged to save their KTN in each frequent flyer profile. Additionally, those who purchase their tickets via a third-party website or travel agency should enter their KTN each time they make a reservation.
If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening through the TSA Pre✓™ pre-screening process, information is imbedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA reads the barcode at the checkpoint and the passenger is referred to the TSA Pre✓™ lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which includes being able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
TSA was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement, and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at tsa.gov
January 27, 2011 – Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of the new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS).
Under the new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), DHS will coordinate with other federal entities to issue formal, detailed alerts when the federal government receives information about a specific or credible terrorist threat. These alerts will include a clear statement that there is an “imminent threat” or “elevated threat.” The alerts also will provide a concise summary of the potential threat, information about actions being taken to ensure public safety, and recommended steps that individuals and communities, businesses and governments can take.
The National Terrorism Advisory System alerts will be based on the nature of the threat: in some cases, alerts will be sent directly to law enforcement or affected areas of the private sector, while in others, alerts will be issued more broadly to the American people through both official and media channels—including a designated DHS webpage (www.dhs.gov/alerts), as well as social media channels including Facebook and via Twitter @NTASAlerts.