Tips To Breeze Through Airport Security
If you’re flying with food and gifts during the busy holiday season, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has advice that will help you get through pre-board screening quickly and easily.
LEAVE GIFTS UNWRAPPED
If you’re bringing gifts, leave them unwrapped as their contents may need to be inspected. Some airports offer post-security gift wrapping services. CATSA also asks passengers to avoid travelling with toys that look like weapons (e.g. guns, grenades and swords).
REMEMBER THE 100ML RESTRICTIONS
If you’re travelling with non-solid food or beverages in your carry-on baggage, remember the rules. Put all liquids, aerosols and gels over 100ml in your checked baggage. Only smaller amounts, placed in a one-litre clear, resealable plastic bag, are permitted through preboard screening. Snacks and drinks for the flight are also subject to the same restrictions. This includes yogurt, peanut butter and spreads. Solid food like granola bars, fruits and sandwiches are permitted. You can also bring empty water bottles and fill them after security.
For parents travelling with young children under the age of two, you can bring baby food, milk, formula, water, juice and other baby items in your carry-on baggage. These items are exempt from the restrictions. They should be packed so that they can easily be removed from your carry-on baggage for inspection.