Denver International Airport has taken several steps to support compliance with the new directive from the Transportation Security Administration that prohibits all liquid items in carry-on luggage. The TSA issued the directive early Thursday following the arrests in the United Kingdom of several people suspected of plotting to blow up aircraft flying from the UK to the United States. The TSA has raised the national alert level to orange, indicating its belief that some sort of threat against U.S. aviation still exists.
The directive states that liquids or gels – including beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and similar items – will not be allowed through screening checkpoints. Concessionaires on the concourses can still sell such items, but have been instructed to tell passengers that the items cannot be taken aboard a plane.
As a result of the security directive, DIA is requesting the media’s help in notifying travelers to pack liquid items in luggage that they intend to check. In addition, signage has been posted along Peña Boulevard and at numerous locations throughout the airport advising passengers to transfer liquid items from carry-on to checked luggage before they reach the screening checkpoints.
The directive is likely to result in longer ticketing and screening lines, and passengers are advised to build extra time into their travel schedules.
Source: Denver International Airport
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