The Executive Director for Piedmont Triad International Airport, Kevin Baker says the airport is prepared to welcome travelers for the holiday season.

For stress-free travel experience officials are sharing these travel tips.

  • Before leaving for the airport, check-in online in advance and download your boarding pass to your phone.
  • Travelers are encouraged to double check their flight status as schedules may change due to weather or other factors.
  • Give yourself enough time to get to the airport, park and go through TSA screening. For more information
  • Be patient if delays occur. Aviation professionals around the globe are working together to get travelers to their destinations safely and on time.
  • Prepare for security screening delays during the holidays. More travelers are not as familiar with the rules and procedures for air travel and security. TSA screening procedures allow passengers 12 and under and 75 and older to leave their shoes on, and the adult group to leave on light jackets. TSA Pre-Check is offered at PTI.
  • Limit your stress by limiting your carry-on baggage. Airlines are enforcing tighter restrictions on the amount/size of baggage you may carry onto planes. 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.
  • Handle prohibited items properly. Remember that firearms, ammunition, and knives are prohibited at the TSA checkpoint
  • 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.
  • Remember 3-1-1 for liquids: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces or less and all bottles must fit in one quart size plastic bag and placed in a bin for screening. This includes sun block and tanning sprays. One quart-size bag is permitted per person.
  • TSA Cares: Travelers or families of passengers with disabilities and medical conditions may call the TSA Cares helpline toll free at 1-855-787-2227 or use this link.