Baggage security measures
Since 1 January 2003, new guidelines for checked baggage when traveling to/from the USA have been in place at all US commercial airports. Once your bags are screened, you will not have further access to them. Please remove everything that you want to take on the plane before you hand over your UNLOCKED checked bag for screening.
All bags must be left UNLOCKED to facilitate the search process. Inter Island Airways will not be liable for any damage caused to locked bags they open as part of the screening process.
Any claims for damages caused to baggage or loss of items that has occurred during the screening must be handled through your own travel insurance policy. Please visit the TSA website for more details.
Thorough security checks are carried out at all airports that Inter Island Airways operates from. In these checks, local authorities will confiscate items of potential danger to the aircraft or its passengers, e.g. pocket knives, scissors, and any bladed or sharp items. Sharp Objects or cutting implements include but are not limited to: any knife, including paper knives, carpet knives, box cutters, letter openers, tradesman's tools, screwdrivers, corkscrews and darts. You can bring liquids, gels, and aerosols only in three-ounce containers or smaller and in a one-quart, zip-top, plastic bag. Beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area may be brought onto the aircraft. Learn more about packing liquids
If you try to carry them in your cabin baggage or on your person, the airport screening services will remove them. The passenger will then have the option of abandoning the item, in which case Inter Island Airways will then disposes of it, or the passenger can return to the counter and Inter Island Airways will then hold it for 7 days. The passenger must then contact us upon their return to collect it. They will not be forwarded to your destination or delivered to you. To avoid possible inconvenience, we suggest If you are carrying any such items, they must be packed in your checked baggage.
For the most updated list of items permitted click on the following link:
TSA Website-permitted and prohibited items
We will not be responsible for, nor have any liability in respect of, items removed from passengers or their baggage by airport security personnel acting in accordance with international or government regulations, whether or not any such items are subsequently retained or destroyed by such airport security personnel, or are passed by such airport security personnel to us.
All checked and unchecked items are subject to search.
Inter Island Airways reserves the right to refuse transportation to passengers without positive identification matching the name of the ticket.
Check your baggage as soon as possible. Do not accept any items from unknown persons for carriage on board the aircraft.
Do not leave your baggage unattended. It may be stolen or removed by the police and destroyed as a suspicious bag.
Federal regulations require that firearms in checked baggage must be unloaded and declared when baggage is presented for check-in.
Passengers carrying needles will need to declare them at the screening mile. Where possible documentation or identification to confirm their medical condition should be produced. Medication should have a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturers name or pharmaceutical label affixed.
For more information on safety on security on flights please go to the following website http://www.tsa.gov/public