Los Angeles International Airport Security
Increased security measures are in operation at US airports. Information on what passengers are permitted and forbidden to take aboard is available to download from the Transportation Security Administration web site (English version pdf). Information on issues including traveling with children, pets, and transporting special items is available here.
Certain items are prohibited from being carried in your handluggage. Some countries may also prohibit these items from being brought into the country in your hold luggage - it is best to check any possible restrictions for your destination before you travel.
Prohibited items include sharp objects (knives, scissors, razor blades), firearms and flammable items. For information on prohibited items, click here.
Security at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Internation Airport has its own police force, the airport police, whose various sections help maintain security both inside and outside the airport. The LAX Airport Authority has issued a set of security tips for travelers, which includes these below:
- If locking your hold luggage, use a TSA.gov approved lock
- Leave any gifts and parcels unwrapped so that security can inspect them
- Keep a close eye on your personal belongings and never agree to watch a stanger's items
- Hold luggage security checks can damage undeveloped film, so carry this in your hand luggage
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