The busiest travel days of the summer are ahead, that's why TSA officers at Buffalo Niagara International Airport are prepared to screen more than 9,000 passengers per day.
Instances like this make safety a priority in the airport and on the plane. Bart Johnson, TSA's Federal Security Director for Upstate New York, says it's the time and threat we're living in today that makes these intelligence matters so important.
Johnson says understanding the rules is important to keep all passengers safe. Some of those rules include the 3-1-1 liquids rule for your carry-on bag, being ready when you enter the checkpoint line, minimizing luggage to one carry-on bag and one check-in and breaking early and aware.
The TSA suggests you check in online before you get to the airport to make sure you have everything ready when you arrive.