Basically, in response to a recently thwarted terrorist plot in the UK, the threat level has been raised to High (or Orange) for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States. That means the lines will be longer and the searches more thorough going through security at the airport.
Additionally, please read the TSA announcement and heed what it is saying. I am referring specifically to this: "Due to the nature of the threat revealed by this investigation, we are prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, hair gels, and lotions from being carried on the airplane." Please, for everyone's sake, leave your liquids at home:
- You can get a drink after you pass through security.
- Every hotel provides shampoo, conditioner, and lotion for free, so you don't need to bring them.
- If you absolutely have to have your favorite brand, or some gel or spray, pack it in your checked bags.
And I'll see you all in Baltimore.