RFD Terror Alert Carry on Restrictions

This is what you need to know about RFD carry on restrictions in the wake of the higher terrorism alert level.

First and foremost, arrive early. At RFD, that means at least an hour early. Take liquids or gels of any kind out of your carry on bags, they must all be checked. That includes drinks, tooth paste, lotions and other toiletries.

The exception is baby formula and medicines. Airport leaders say we should pack light when it comes to carry on items to speed up the screening process. We also should cooperate with TSA personnel at all security checkpoints.