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Redmond Airport (RDM) would like to make sure you have the most current information on suggested arrival times, packing restrictions, and TSA notices as you prepared for travel. Knowing before you go will make for a more efficient and pleasant journey.

For general questions about the COVID-19 virus and/or symptoms call the free COVID-19 non-emergency hotline at 541-699-5109, open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The hotline connects callers with caregivers and county health professionals.

Individuals who develop symptoms during their travel should contact their medical provider immediately.  This recommendation is another important measure to protect the health and safety of our community.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants to reassure passengers that it has taken aggressive steps to ensure aviation security while protecting them from COVID-19.  TSA’s ongoing “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign is designed to help travelers understand the many protective measures the agency has implemented at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers as well as the TSA workforce.

“For travelers who have not flown since the beginning of the pandemic, the TSA checkpoint experience will be noticeably different as compared to last year,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Passengers also play an important role in helping us ensure they safely and efficiently get through security screening at our airports while wearing masks and respecting social distancing.”

As passenger volumes continue to steadily rise, the agency wants to ensure that the traveling public is mindful of what they can expect to see at checkpoints to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, including TSA officers always wearing face masks and gloves at all airports, as well as face shields in certain locations in the screening process.  In addition, they can expect to see acrylic barriers, social distancing signage throughout the checkpoint, regular cleaning of checkpoint surfaces and equipment, and various touchless technologies, including automated ID verification scanners at some airport checkpoints.

Travelers can also take these seven important steps to help protect themselves and others as they move through the TSA airport security screening process. 

Step 1: Pack smart

Travelers need to know what is in their carry-on bags and make sure there are no prohibited items inside before arriving at the checkpoint to avoid triggering an alarm and being asked to return to the screening line. 

Step 2: Help Minimize Wait Times

Due to lower passengers volumes and increased use of security lanes, wait times have routinely been reduced by at least half versus last year.  Passengers may now arrive at the airport between 1-2 hours before their flight departure as their total time in the screening process will be shorter.

Step 3: Maintain social distancing

Passengers can do their part by paying attention to floor decals and signs to practice social distancing while waiting in the security lane and being screened by a TSA officer as well as while collecting items from bins and after leaving the checkpoint.

Step 4: Wear a mask

TSA officers are required to wear masks at all checkpoints.  They may even have on eye protection or wear plastic face shields if there are no acrylic barriers yet in place. Travelers should also wear a mask while in the checkpoint area but may be asked to temporarily remove their mask for a few seconds to verify their identity.

Step 5: Place items in your carry-on

When removing items from pockets such as mobile phones, keys, lip balm, tissues and loose change, travelers should place those items into their carry-on bags instead of into bins to reduce touchpoints. Food items should be packed in a clear plastic bag and placed in a bin for screening to further reduce a touchpoint between food items and bins.

Step 6: Reduce physical contact

Travelers should keep possession of their paper or electronic boarding passes and place them on the ID readers themselves, and hold them up to the TSA officer for visual inspection, thus reducing a touchpoint. At some airports, a TSA officer will instruct passengers to insert their driver’s license or passport into a card reader themselves and hold onto their boarding passes, again, further reducing physical contact.

Step 7: Wash your hands

Travelers are encouraged to wash their hands before and after going through checkpoints. As a temporary exemption from the 3-1-1 rule, TSA is allowing one oversized liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. Remember to remove the hand sanitizer from the carry-on bag and place it in a bin for screening. Passengers may also bring hand wipes through checkpoints.

As a reminder, TSA PreCheckTM members continue to be eligible for expedited screening procedures, meaning they do not have to remove their shoes, belts or light jackets. They can also leave their laptops, other electronics, 3-1-1 bags or food items in their carry-on bags, thus reducing physical contact through the TSA airport screening experience. PreCheck travelers have the shortest wait times and the least amount of physical contact while at a TSA checkpoint.

TSA continues to aim to restore the public’s confidence in air travel, all while fulfilling its critical security mission while focusing on the health and security of its workforce and travelers. Travelers are also encouraged to follow CDC as well as other COVID-19 related guidelines and restrictions in place at airlines, airports and local jurisdictions both at home and at their travel destinations.

For more information on the TSA security screening process during the pandemic, visit www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.

To view the latest TSA updates visit the TSA Website at: https://www.tsa.gov/

 

For Updated Airline Info Visit:

Alaska Airlines Updates

Allegiant Airlines Updates

American Airlines Updates

Delata Airlines Updates

United Airlines Updates

 

Oregon State Guidelines 

 

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for driver's licenses. The act also prohibits federal agencies from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards which are not compliant for certain purposes, including boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. 

In order to fly domestically, passengers must have a REAL ID compliant driver’s license by 2021. Passengers may also use a TSA approved alternative form of identification, such as a passport. The full list of TSA accepted documents can be found on the TSA website.

Individual states may have differing procedures regarding how to upgrade your driver's license. Visit  https://www.dhs.gov/real-id for more information.

Real ID

Do you need a Real ID?

There is an answer for Oregonians: obtain and use a passport or passport card. The cost of getting a new passport card is roughly equal to that of getting a replacement license with the Real ID option – and you can apply now at one of over 76 acceptance sites across Oregon.

To find out more, visit https://www.Oregon.gov/REALID

 

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Only ADA animals and Police dogs are allowed in the Airport (on a leash) 

All other animals (including emotional support animals) must be kept in a kennel/cage in all areas of the Airport.

Click HERE for the Airport code 2.560 – Airport Terminal Animal Provisions.

Click HERE for City of Redmond Service Animals for People with Disabilities police, GEN100.


What to Bring - What NOT to Pack

FAA Notices: 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restrictions are in effect for the Samsung Galaxy 7 Notebook and replacements.  These restrictions prohibit them from being transported on commercial passenger aircraft. All other Electronic items continue to be allowed in carry-on bags. 

TSA Notices:

TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate other items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine.  TSA will continue to screen personal electronic devices separately, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles. Travelers are encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines moving.

Transportation Security Admiration (TSA) carry-on restrictions are in effect for liquids, gels and pastes.  They must be in containers that are 3.4 ounces or less, those items must fit in one quart size clear bag, one per passenger.  Jams, jellies, peanut butter and toothpaste are examples of gels/pastes. 

Food items are permitted, 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. Jellies, jams and peanut butter are some food items that must be packed in checked baggage.

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.

While state law allows marijuana possession, air service is regulated by federal law which prohibits marijuana possession. More information about traveling with allowed/prohibited items is available at www.tsa.gov.


Items That May be Subject to Additional Screening:

  • Sharp Objects
  • Sporting Goods and camping equipment
  • Guns & Firearms
  • Tools
  • Martial Arts & Self Defense Items
  • Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items
  • Other Items

Can I Travel with Marijuana?

Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.)  TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities. 

TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.

For more travel tips or information on what passengers can and cannot bring through security, visit them online at www.tsa.gov. To contact TSA Cares, a helpline designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, call 1-855-787-2227.

Also, if you are transporting particularly large items please verify your airline's policies on these items before you arrive at the airport. These standards differ from one airline to another and it is the responsibility of the airline to restrict items due to size limitations. For info on CBD visit: https://www.cbdcentral.com/flying-with-cbd/

Arrival Time:

Passengers should arrive no later than 2 hours prior to the boarding time of your flight.  When you have a boarding document proceed through TSA security screening as soon as possible.  Boarding lounge amenities include a children’s play area, a free book exchange, a coffee shop, a family friendly restaurant and a full service bar.  The restaurant and bar are located upstairs (Post-Security) on the second floor and open daily at 5:00 A.M. 

Airport Parking:

Parking cameras are now available on the RDM website (updated every 5 minutes) and Airport officials will also update parking availability alerts on the website every 30 minutes during the busy seasons (Holidays and Spring Break) and suggest using alternate travel ride share options during this time.

  • Rates: $1.00 for the first 30 minutes, at 31 minutes the $2.00 hourly rate is effective.  Maximum daily parking cost is $15.00.  Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted forms of payment.
  • Motorcycles and trailers are prohibited from parking in the pay parking lot. Motorcycle parking is available in a designated area in the Vendor/Cargo parking lot.
  • Trailer parking is not permitted.
  • RDM does not accept any responsibility or liability for delays to its parking services as a result of circumstances beyond its control including (but not limited to) traffic congestion, road accidents, flight delays, security alerts, and severe weather conditions.

Passenger Pick-up/Drop-off:

  • The “cell phone waiting” area is located across the street from the Airport on Salmon Avenue.
  • The curb at the Terminal is for active loading and unloading only, no parking, no waiting due to Federal regulations.  Parking citations are $50.00 and avoidable by using the pay parking lot or the cell phone waiting area. 

Be prepared for potentially cold, wet, snowy, icy conditions in the winter. Consider appropriate outerwear including footwear and have an ice scraper in your vehicle.  These conditions may add additional time arriving to the Airport.

Weather conditions may at times affect airport operations. RDM does not usually close during most inclement weather conditions. The RDM terminal building will remain open at all times unless damaged or in case of an emergency.

Flight delays, cancellations and re-routing decisions are made by the individual airline on a flight-by-flight basis. FAA air traffic controllers may also play a role in an airlines decision-making process. Information on a flight’s status is best found on the airline’s website.

RDM does not accept any responsibility or liability for delays to its parking services as a result of circumstances beyond its control including (but not limited to) traffic congestion, road accidents, flight delays, security alerts, and severe weather conditions.

Summer Road construction could also lead to traffic delays so be prepared and plan ahead!

 

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STAY SAFE, PACK SAFE, KNOW THE RULES

 

 

FAA & TSA Resources:

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and more efficient screening experience. For TSA PreCheck travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA PreCheck has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports.

Applying for TSA PreCheck is easy. First, we encourage applicants to Pre-Enroll ahead of time by simply clicking here  choose “Start Application Now” then “Apply Now”. Fill out each page and choose Next at bottom of screens to move forward. Type in your Zip Code/City/Airport Code and Search to schedule appointment. Choose your location and select the event and choose Next, at the bottom of the screen and you can select an appointment time (the first available shows, but you can use the drop down to choose a different date and/or time).

IMPORTANT! To complete the application process, you will need to bring proof of identity and U.S. citizen documentation (such as a U.S. Passport or a birth certificate and a driver license).  If you have a valid U.S. passport, that is all you need for ID

The application process is completed by capturing fingerprints for a background check and collecting an $85 application for five years of service. The fee can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

Enroll in TSA PreCheck today and begin to enjoy the expedited security screening program that helps take the stress out of travel.

The FAA website contains valuable air travel information regarding what is considered a hazardous material and what kind of batteries are allowed. FAA - Resources for Passengers

The FAA has three easy ways for you to check airport status and get delay information in real time as changes happen:

The TSA website www.tsa.gov.

To contact TSA Cares, a helpline designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, call 1-855-787-2227.

New MY TSA Mobile Application

TSA Mobile Application Icon

As an added information source for passengers, you can also use the My TSA iPhone and mobile app to get more information. You'll get information on whether or not an item is prohibited and other information to help you speed through security. You can also access the tool from your mobile device if it has a web browser.

To access the mobile web version of My TSA on your mobile device, type in or click www.tsa.gov/mobile.

You can download the iOS and Android versions of the My TSA App on iTunes and Google Play.

 

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