Remember that the ticketing level on the north end (Delta and United) is under construction and will be throughout the holidays. People picking up friends and family at PTI should make arrangements to meet in bag claim where it will be less congested.

  • Limit your stress by limiting your carry-on baggage. Airlines are enforcing tighter restrictions on the amount of baggage you may carry onto planes, so avoid the added worry. Bring only one bag that will fit under the seat or in the overhead bin and one personal item, such as a purse or briefcase.
  • Place medicine, jewelry, cameras and other valuable items in your carry-on baggage.
  • Fill out luggage ID tags and place them on both the inside and outside of your bags before you travel.
  • Handle prohibited items properly. Remember that firearms, ammunition and knives are prohibited at the TSA checkpoint.
  • Food items. Food items such as pies and cakes are permitted through security checkpoints, but may require further inspection. If travelers are not sure if a food item is considered a liquid or gel it is best to pack the item in checked baggage or ship it to a destination in advance.
  • Gifts. TSA recommends that passengers do not travel with wrapped packages. In order to determine if the contents of a package are a threat, a security officer may need to unwrap and inspect the item.
  • Please keep Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security regulations regarding liquids and gels in mind when packing your bags. You may carry through security checkpoints travel-size (3 ounces or less) toiletries that fit reasonably in ONE QUART-SIZE clear plastic zip-top bag. At the security checkpoint, you will be asked to remove the zip-top bag and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt. TSA security officers can more easily examine these items by x-raying them separately.
  • For a complete list of permitted and prohibited items, visit www.tsa.gov.
  • Allow plenty of time to check your bag(s) and pass through security.
  • We recommend that travelers arrive in the terminal approximately 90 minutes prior to departure on non-peak travel days, and two hours prior to departure during peak travel periods.
  • Keep in mind that most airlines require that bags be checked 30-45 minutes prior to departure. Additionally, many carriers offer the option of printing boarding passes from their websites as early as 24 hours prior to departure.
  • A boarding pass and government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, are required to enter the security screening checkpoints.
  • Prepare to remove your shoes, coat and outer garment(s) and place them in a tray along with your purse, backpack, etc. If you have one, you also must remove your quart-size zip-top bag of liquid, gel or aerosol products from your carry-on bag and place it in a bin to be screened.
  • Electronics items, such as laptops and cellphones, may be subject to additional screening. You will need to remove your laptop from its travel case so that both can be x-rayed separately. You may want to label your laptop to avoid mix-ups when several laptops that look alike move through x-ray machines in succession.