Don’t forget your ID and all travel documents.
Remember, the name on your travel documents should match the name on your government-issued ID and the name you provided to the airline when you booked your flight. Your ID will be needed during the check in and security screening process.

Check flight status before leaving for the airport.
Weather in our region and in other parts of the country can impact flights. GSO recommends that travelers check their flight status by calling their airline’s customer service number or visiting the airline’s website.

Print out your boarding pass from your airline’s website.
Most airlines allow passengers to print their boarding pass before coming to the airport.

Arrive early.
GSO recommends arriving at the airport 1.5 hours before your flight departs.

Place all valuables in your carry-on luggage.
Carry medicine, cash, jewelry, electronic devices and other important and valuable items with you onto the plane.

Limit liquids and gels in your carry-on luggage.
Remember these numbers: 3-1-1. Only liquids and gels in 3-ounce or smaller containers are permitted in carry-on luggage. All 3-ounce containers must fit in one clear, sealed plastic bag that is no larger than one quart. Place the bag in the gray bin at the checkpoint for inspection.

Limit carry-on items.
Each traveler is permitted to take one bag and one personal item, such as a purse or briefcase, through the security checkpoint.

Be prepared for security checkpoint.
Before proceeding through the checkpoint remove coats, jackets, blazers and shoes. All metal objects, including cell phones and pagers, should be placed in carry-on luggage or in the containers provided at the checkpoint. More information can be found on the TSA’s website.

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