The Early Bird Gets Peace of Mind When Travelling
Airport Issues Travel Advisory
March 13, 2013
It’s a busy travel season in Tallahassee. The Legislative Session has begun. Spring Break is underway for our university students, and next week, public school students in Leon County get a brief respite from the school corridors. When all of these issues are combined with a recent uptick in passenger traffic at TLH, the result is more people at the airport. As such, TLH is offering the following tips to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable travel experience.
Travelers are strongly encouraged to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. Early morning and late afternoon timeframes are especially busy.
- “We want all of our customers to have a good experience at the airport. Planning ahead and arriving early will help ensure an enjoyable start to their trip,” said Sunil Harman, Director of Aviation.
- The following additional tips are offered to help make your travels more enjoyable:
- Arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
- Bring a boarding pass, ticket or ticket confirmation, such as a printed itinerary, and a government-issued photo ID.
- Travelers should carry all film in their carry-on baggage, as equipment used to screen checked baggage will damage undeveloped film.
- Travelers should pack light and check with their airline for the latest information regarding checked baggage fees.
- Do not lock your checked baggage unless you use a Transportation Security Administration approved lock.
- Practice 3-1-1 for carry-ons; 3-1-1 = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. Please note that each time TSA searches a carry-on bag, it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3.4 ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Officers may need to open these items to conduct additional screening.
- For the most up to date aviation security travel information, contact the Transportation Security Administration at www.tsa.gov.
The Tallahassee Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Tallahassee. For more information about TLH, please visit FlyTallahassee.com, “Like” the Tallahassee Regional Airport on Facebook and “Follow” @iFlyTallahassee on Twitter.
Lizzy Kelley, City Communications Department, 891-8533