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11.20.20 – 3-1-1 Liquid Rule

Friday, November 20, 2020

3-1-1 Liquid Rule

Recently, a social media post went viral with some incorrect information regarding upcoming changes to the current 3-1-1 liquid rule for Flight Attendants working domestic trips. There is currently no change to the 3-1-1 policy for domestic sequences within the Continental United States. However, Flight Attendants need to be more vigilant about 3-1-1 compliance when traveling to IPD and NIPD markets.

What is changing? Many stations and countries are becoming stricter when it comes to liquids, gels, and aerosols. This affects customers and non-revs, and crew members may also need to comply with these rules. Information for all destinations may found in the “Destination Information” section of the Inflight Manual inside of Comply365. If you have an NIPD layover (or turn) within a domestic sequence or fly anywhere outside of the Continental US, always confirm the rules that apply for that destination.

There are other destinations, including Hawaii, which have agricultural rules and regulations to follow. Please verify these rules before bringing any food or agricultural products in or out of these destinations.

Lastly, if you plan to non-rev this holiday, APFA recommends being 3-1-1 compliant, even if you are going through Known Crewmember® (KCM). Crewmembers in uniform are allowed Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs), and other exemptions applicable to uniformed flight crewmembers at TSA Pre✓™ lanes and standard passenger screening lanes.

Crewmembers not in uniform are not allowed LAGs exemptions and other exemptions applicable to uniformed flight crewmembers. Crewmembers not in uniform and randomly selected at KCM for extra screening will be required to comply with the 3-1-1 policy per TSA guidelines.

Per KCM guidelines, never go through KCM when non-revving internationally. Doing so could subject you to a loss of your KCM privileges.

In Solidarity,

Thomas Houdek
APFA National Safety & Security Chair

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Euless, Texas 76040

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