TSA Recommended Travel Tips
All carry and checked items are subject to additional screening. If you bring a wrapped gift through the screening checkpoint or packed in a checked bag it may need to be unwrapped to verify the contents.
TSA is asking that all passengers arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure to avoid delays
DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones From Airplanes
A nationwide ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from airplanes went into effect on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Individuals with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport it on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.
The U.S. Department of Transportation states that device owners have experienced documented incidents of dangerous evolution of heat with both recalled and replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission acknowledged this imminent safety hazard with the company’s September 15, 2016 and October 13, 2016 recalls. Additionally, on October 11, 2016, Samsung suspended the manufacture and sale of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport asks people who still have the device not to bring it to the airport. For more information on the ban, visit the Department of Transportation.