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Traveler Tips

Traveler Tips

Travelers Tips

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that you have a Photo ID and a printed passenger receipt or paper ticket for travel. Examples of acceptable identification include a government issued photo identification card, driver's license or passport. You will not be allowed to pass the security checkpoint without the required documents.

We at Tri-State Airport want you to feel confident and safe about your travel plans. We have worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure that our airport facilities meet all security requirements. New increased security measures have changed the airport security screening procedures for which travelers have become accustomed. As you plan to travel under heightened security measures, please use the following checklists to ensure the best travel experience.

How to Pack

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Click here for a complete list of allowed and prohibited items

  • Travelers Can Bring Three Ounce Containers Of Toiletries
  • Items Must Be In A One-Quart, Clear, Plastic, Zip-Top Bag
  • No Restrictions For Medicines, But You Must Declare You Have The Items

Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag. At the checkpoint travelers will be asked to remove the zip-top bag of liquids and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.

After clearing security, travelers can now bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.

Remove ALL knives, scissors and blades of any type or size from your carry-on baggage and your person. These items can be packed in checked baggage, but cannot be allowed in the sterile area of the airport or on board aircraft.

For carry-on baggage, please limit the number and type of electronic equipment you carry with you. This includes cellular phones, paging devices, laptop computers, CD players, electronic toys and games, etc. The necessity of screening these devices will create delays in your check-in process.

If you have a medical condition that requires you to carry a needle and/or syringe on your person or in your carry-on baggage, you must also have the medication that requires such injection on your person. The medication must be packaged with a pharmaceutical label or professionally printed label identifying the medication.

Getting to Airport

Confirm your flight status before proceeding to the airport, by calling the airline directly.

Arrive at the airport at least one and one-half hours prior to departure.

No vehicles may be parked in front of the terminal building. However, passengers and their luggage may be dropped off at the main entrance. A skycap is available for assistance.

Parking will be accessible through the long term parking entrance only. All guests parking on a short-term basis will receive short-term rates.

Check Point

Access beyond security is now restricted to ticketed passengers only.

You must have your ticket paperwork available, along with your photo ID.

Be prepared to declare your zip-top bag of liquids.

Be prepared to demonstrate the operation of electronic equipment such as laptops, cell phones, etc.

Be prepared to remove your shoes and/or jackets or coats.

Be prepared for increased passenger and baggage security screening.

Other Items

Keep all carry-on bags in your control at the airport. Never leave anything unattended as it could be subject to tampering.

Never carry anything onboard the aircraft for another person -- especially someone you do not know.

Report any unattended packages or baggage anywhere in the airport to airport security personnel or airline personnel.


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