November 12, 2004
For those customers entering and departing the United States

Thank you for choosing ANA.

A new guideline has been set by TSA (Transportation Security Administration), with regard to enhanced baggage security measures for preventing terrorist actions against airlines flying in and out of the United States. All checked baggage shall be screened using an enhanced explosive detection system.

In this guideline, TSA urges customers to leave their checked baggage unlocked. After the inspection, if there were something suspicious detected in the baggage, it might be opened for further physical inspection. Please be reminded that locked baggage might be opened forcibly by TSA security inspectors without the air carrier being informed.

- Notice -

1)  For those customers locking their checked baggage

Please be reminded of new security measures in the notification above. Valuables should be packed in carry-on baggage. ANA shall not be liable for the damage (including damaged locks) caused by TSA inspection.
2)  For those customers not locking their checked baggage

Please make sure that valuables should not be packed in checked baggage. There is possibility that they might be lost. In principle, ANA shall not be liable for the lost items.

- Others -

  Camera films
Please do not pack camera films in checked baggage, as the enhanced security equipment being used for security might damage them.
  Dangerous goods
Dangerous goods can not be taken into the cabin in accordance with the law. If you require further assistance, please contact our ground staff.

Please understand that these security measures have been placed by the US authority for your safety. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. (Additional information is available at
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