Air traveler safety is the top priority at Pittsburgh International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority will continue working hard to help make air travel as safe as possible and to provide the best possible customer service along the way.
Travelers will notice many security-related improvements at PIT
- Unattended vehicles in front of the terminal building are being immediately towed and unattended bags quickly checked by law enforcement officials.
- Only passengers with boarding passes or a myPITpass are allowed past security checkpoints, and prohibited items including pocket knives, guns, ammunition and incorrectly-sized liquids are confiscated at the checkpoints.
- Travelers will notice a heightened law enforcement presence and more vigorous searches of passengers and bags throughout the airport.
- Because of the changes, and more security improvements on the horizon, travelers are encouraged to review PIT’s travel tips to know exactly what to expect when coming to the airport.
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.
Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that sets off an alarm during screening will require additional screening
Your Safety & Security
Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport. Know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns.
Get a complete list of prohibited items for flight.