PASSENGERS AND USERS

bullet_6.gif (863 bytes) Transporting Special Items                                                                    
Bureau of Civil Aviation security has developed standardized security screening procedures for all airports in the country. Therefore, you can expect that you will encounter essentially the same procedures at each airport you visit.

We have identified some helpful information that explains the security screening procedures as they may apply to unique items.

bullet Alcoholic Beverages
bullet Camping Equipment
bullet Deceased Remains
bullet Fire Arms and Ammunition
bullet Hunting & Fishing
bullet Musical Instruments
bullet Parachutes
bullet Photographic Equipment & Film
bullet Scuba Equipment
bullet Sporting Equipment

NOTE: Please check with your airline before arriving at the airport.  Security staff will screen  any item regardless of type or size.

As long as it can be cleared, it will be allowed through the checkpoint.  It is the air carrier's responsibility to restrict items due to size limitations and these standards are different from one air carrier to another.

Your knowledge of the procedures, and observance of the tips and recommendations, will help you move through the security checkpoint quickly and efficiently.

This information will be updated from time-to time. We recommend that you periodically check this web site to obtain the latest information.

 

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Every person, regardless of age, must undergo screening to proceed beyond the security checkpoint. Even babies must be individually screened.  You will not be asked to do anything that will separate you from your child or children.

Screeners are specially trained and understand your concerns regarding children. Your children will be approached gently and treated with respect. If your child becomes uncomfortable or upset, you will be consulted about the best approach to resolving your child's concern.

bullet_17.gif (587 bytes)The Screening Process

X-Ray

bullet All carry-on baggage, including children's bags and items, must go through the X-ray machine. Examples include: diaper bags, blankets, and toys.
bullet All child-related equipment that will fit through the X-ray machine must go through the X-ray machine. Examples include:
bullet strollers, umbrella strollers, baby carriers, car and booster seats, backpacks, and baby slings.
bullet When you arrive at the checkpoint, you should collapse or fold child-related equipment 
and secure items that are in the
bullet pockets, baskets, or attached to the equipment. You will place these items on the X-ray
belt for inspection. Plastic bins are provided to deposit such items.
bullet When child-related equipment does not fit through the X-ray machine, the equipment must be visually and physically inspected.
bullet Ask screeners for assistance to help reunite you with your bags and child-related equipment, 
if needed.

ALERT!

Babies should NEVER be left in an infant carrier while it goes through the X-ray machine.

For information regarding what is permitted or prohibited from being in carry-on luggage, please refer to our prohibited items section.

bullet_17.gif (587 bytes) The Walk Through Metal Detector /Door Frame Metal Detector

The screener will need to resolve the alarm for both the adult and child if something sets off the alarm as you are carrying a child through the metal detector.

bullet Babies and children must be removed from their strollers or infant carriers so they 
can be individually screened.
bullet You may not pass the child to another person behind you or in front of you during this 
process.
bullet Do not pass your child to the screener to hold.
bullet The screener may ask for your assistance with secondary screening of your child.
bullet If your child can walk unassisted, it would be best to have the child walk through the 
metal detector independently.

bullet_17.gif (587 bytes) Children with a Disability

If your child has a disability, screeners may ask you what abilities your child has in order to determine the best method for screening (e.g. carry the child through the walk-through metal detector, hand-wand procedure).

If your child has a disability, screeners will never attempt to remove the child from his or her equipment. This will only be done at the discretion of the accompanying adult.

TIPS Before you reach the airport

bullet Please allow yourself and your family extra time to get through security - especially 
when traveling with younger children.
bullet Call your airline or travel agent for information on recommended check-in times for 
your departure airport.
bullet Talk to your children before coming to the airport and let them know that it's against 
the law to make threats such as, "I have a bomb in my bag." Threats made jokingly 
(even by a child) can result in the entire family being delayed and could result in fines.

bullet_17.gif (587 bytes)TIPS At the airport

bullet Speak to your children again about the screening process so that they will not be 
frightened or surprised. Remind them not to joke about threats such as bombs or explosives.
bullet Advise your children that their bags (backpack, dolls, etc.) will be put in the X-ray 
machine and will come out at the other end and be returned to them.
bullet Let your children know that a screener may ask to see Mom or Dad's shoes, but that 
these too will be returned after the inspection.
bullet You may want to consider asking for a private screening if you are traveling with more 
than one child.

 

 

bullet_6.gif (562 bytes) Special Considerations                                                                       
 

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has developed standardized security screening procedures for all airports in the country. Therefore, you can expect that you will encounter essentially the same procedures at each airport you visit.

While the same screening procedures are used for virtually all passengers, we recognize that some passengers may have special needs or require additional assistance during the screening process. To maintain excellent security and customer service, the security staff have been trained to be sensitive to and respectful of the needs of all passengers.

bullet_17.gif (587 bytes) The Security Process & Preparation Tips        

We have identified some helpful information that explains the security screening procedures as they may apply to groups with special needs. If you fall into any one of the categories identified below, you may want to familiarize yourself with this information before arriving at the airport.

bullet Persons with disabilities or medical concerns
bullet Religious or cultural needs
bullet Pets
bullet Film

Your knowledge of the procedures, and observance of the tips and recommendations, will help you move through the security checkpoint quickly and efficiently

This information will be updated from time-to time.  We recommend that you periodically check this web site to obtain the latest information.

 

bullet_6.gif (562 bytes) Persons with Disabilities & Medical Conditions                                         

In order to assist persons with disabilities or medical concerns, BCAS has developed guidelines with input from various groups.  We  ensure that airport screeners adopt the methodology needed to ensure secure and comfortable screening at all  checkpoints.

Please refer to the links below to assist you as you make travel preparations.

ball_1.gif (1653 bytes)Before You Go
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Tips for the Screening Process
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Mobility Disabilities
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Hearing Disabilities
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Visual Disabilities
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Hidden Disabilities

Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Other Implanted Medical Devices, & Metal Implants

Diabetes

Medications

ball_1.gif (1653 bytes)Assistive Devices and Mobility Aids

Prosthetic Devices, Casts, and Body Braces

Walkers, Crutches, and Canes

Orthopaedic Shoes, Support Appliances, and Exterior Medical Devices

ball_1.gif (1653 bytes)Service Animals
ball_1.gif (1653 bytes)Children with Disabilities
ball_1.gif (1653 bytes)Medical Conditions and Special Situations

 

bullet_6.gif (562 bytes) Security awareness                                                      
 

Security awareness is everyone's responsibility.   To ensure that your travel is safe, secure and efficient, take time to make security awareness an integral part of your travel experience.

General Guidelines

bullet Be aware of suspicious activity in and around your immediate surroundings.  Inform the proper authorities 
if you are concerned about an unattended item or suspicious activity in and around any facility. 
Be extra careful 
if you work on your laptop.  Working takes your attention away from your surroundings.
bullet Describe suspicious device(s). Visual check only. Do NOT touch object
bullet Do NOT use your cell phone within 50 feet of a suspicious item
bullet Remember to control all carry-on bags and keep your items and tickets with you at all times.  Medicines, 
cash, jewellry, business papers and valuables should be packed in carry-on bags.
bullet Never leave anything unattended as it could be subjected to tampering and/or theft.
bullet Never carry anything for another person, especially for someone you do not know.

For more information on security, please refer to the resources section or contact your transportation provider directly.

 

 

bullet_6.gif (562 bytes)Frequently Asked Questions                                                                   
Primary Q's and A's:

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What are Permitted and Prohibited Items?

A: Prohibited items are weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and items that are seemingly harmless but may be used as weapons - the so-called "dual-use" items.  Please refer to the BCAS web page  for more information.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: How early should I arrive at the airport?

A: Check with your airline or travel agent to determine how early to arrive at the airport. Recommended check-in times differ by airline/airport and change during peak travel times.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: How should I pack before my flight?

A: There are different restrictions on what you can pack in your carry-on & checked baggages. All of your baggage will be screened and possibly hand-searched as part of the new security measures.  Please refer to BCAS Travel Safe and smart web page to find tips to help you pack.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What can I do if my property is lost, missing or damaged during the baggage screening process or  at the Security Checkpoint?

A: It is our job to assure you - the passenger - that BCAS/Airlines/Aviation Security Group can and will deliver excellence in security and customer service.  

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What do I need to know if I am a Traveller with a Disability or Medical Condition?

A: In order to assist persons with disabilities or medical concerns, BCAS has developed guidelines with input from various groups and have trained our airport screeners in the methodology needed to ensure secure and comfortable screening at all Security Checkpoints.  Please refer to the Persons with Disabilities & Medical Concerns section of the BCAS website for more information.

Checked Baggage Q's and A's:

 

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q:  Should I lock my luggage?

A: Yes. In case of the requirements of physical check on doubt, you will be requested to open the baggage yourself.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q:  How do I transport a Firearm? Ammunition?

A:  There are specific regulations governing the transport of firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition.  Please refer to BCAS list of Transporting Special Items for more information.

Security Checkpoints Q's and A's:

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What should I expect at the Security Checkpoint?

A: The Passenger Security Checkpoint includes three (3) primary steps you may want to become familiar with.  Please refer to Passenger Security Checkpoints  for more information.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What may happen to me if I bring a prohibited item to a security checkpoint?

A:  If you bring a prohibited item to the checkpoint you may be criminally prosecuted or at the least asked to rid yourself of the item.  Please refer to the list of Permitted & Prohibited Items  for more information.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: Can I carry a kirpan in the passenger cabin?

A: Yes.  If you are a sikh passenger and traveling in domestic flight in India.   The size of kirpan should not be more than 6 inch blade and 3 inch handle.

bullet_25.gif (1308 bytes)Q: What is the permissible size of hand baggage allowed for air passengers?

A: 115 cm total of all dimensions except at Srinagar airport where carry-on (hand baggage) is not allowed.

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