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Air Travel is Getting Complicated and Green Airport has Recommendations

Monday, November 22, 2010


In light of the Transportation Security Administration security procedures and patdowns this Thanksgiving may be less forgiving. Green Airport anticipates an increase in passengers traveling in and out of Green Airport for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Airlines report busier than usual passenger levels beginning Tuesday, November 22 and continuing through Monday, November 29.

Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to navigate parking, ticketing and security. Rumors of a consumer revolt against new security procedeure may cause additional delays.

RIAC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline tenants would like to reiterate the following travel tips to minimize wait time at the checkpoints:

The TSA 3-1-1 Rule: Any liquids, gels and aerosols carried on a plane must be in 3oz. containers and enclosed in a one-quart, clear zip top bag, one bag per passenger.

Arrive Early: Travelers should be aware that lines may be longer at ticketing and the security checkpoint during peak travel times. Peak times are between 6:00am and 9:00am and 2:00pm to 6:00pm Customers are advised to check with their carrier for any weather related delays or cancellations.

Required Documentation: Government issued photo IDs must be presented with tickets or itinerary if checking in at the ticket counter. Passengers are required to present a Photo ID and boarding pass with the date of departure and the passenger’s name at the security checkpoint.

Pack Smart: Travelers should remember to pack appropriately and be aware of what can and cannot be placed in carry-on luggage. Film should be packed in carry-on bags, since checked baggage screening equipment can damage undeveloped film. Presents should not be wrapped in the event bags require additional screening. To help minimize waiting time, please remove all outer clothing, shoes and place metal objects in the bin or carry-on prior to reaching the checkpoint.

Traveling with Food: Pies are permitted through the security checkpoint, but many other foods are not. Some of the foods not permitted through security include cranberry sauce, jams and jellies, gravy, soup, sauce, wine, liquor and beer. Please place these foods in your checked bag or leave them at home.

Visit the TSA Web site at www.tsa.gov for a complete list of restricted items and more tips for travel.

For updated flight information visit www.pvdairport.com.


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