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TRAVEL TIPS - WHAT TO BRING & MORE

Redmond Airport (RDM) expects another busy travel year and 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. 


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:

April 2018--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
  • Guns & Firearms
  • Tools
  • Martial Arts & Self Defense Items
  • Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items
  • Other Items

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.

Arrival Time:

Passengers should arrive no later than 2 hours (120 minutes) 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 10:00 A.M. 

Airport Parking:

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

  • Rates: $1.00 for the first 30 minutes, at 31 minutes the $2.00 hourly rate is effective.  Maximum daily parking cost is $10.00 and the seventh day free.  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.

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.  Consider appropriate outerwear including footwear and have an ice scraper in your vehicle.  These conditions may add additional time arriving to the Airport.

STAY SAFE, PACK SAFE, KNOW THE RULES

 

 

FAA & TSA Resources:

The FAA website contains valuable air travel information regarding what is considered a hazardous material and what kind of batteries are allowed. CLICK HERE

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

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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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