• Indianapolis airport expects slight dip in travelers

    December 22, 2011 No comments

    It is expected that millions of Americans will travel home for the holidays beginning today.

    Although fewer people are traveling by air than in 2010, Airlines for America still estimates that over 43 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines between December 15 and January 4.

    Indianapolis Airport Authority said travel volumes are expected to decrease slightly from 2010 at the Indianapolis International Airport. The airport suggests travelers monitor their latest flight information and weather conditions both locally and at their destinations.

    Indianapolis Airport Authority gives the following tips for traveling during the holidays:

    • All travelers should understand individual airline policies for cancellations, refunds, checked and carry-on luggage – including fees –, customer-service plans, amenities, and flight-operation alerts and notifications offered by their airlines. This information can be found on airline websites.

    • Passengers should monitor the weather in origination, connection, and destination cities. Travelers should always check the status of flights for delays or cancellations before departing for the airport at www.indianapolisairport.com or airline websites.

    • Download the “MyTSA App” to your mobile device for instant access to the most commonly requested Transportation Security Administration (TSA) information, including how to clear security smoothly and what can and cannot be brought through security checkpoints. Go to www.tsa.gov/mobile for more information.

    • Wrap gifts after arriving at your destination. TSA officers may unwrap gifts for inspection.

    • Snow globes are not allowed in carry-on bags but are permitted in checked luggage.

    • Ensure the name you provide when booking your travel is the same that appears on the government-issued ID you will use when traveling.

    • Follow TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags when passing through security checkpoints. Lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, and other items must be three (3) ounces in size or smaller and stored in one (1) one-quart plastic zip-top bag. One bag per passenger may be carried on board the aircraft.

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