As the number of passengers traveling has increased, so has the number of unruly and unsafe behavior incidents on planes and in airports. The FAA adopted a Zero-Tolerance policy toward this behavior on airplanes earlier this year, and we are taking the strongest possible action within our legal authority. But we need your help:
The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and State have established a new web portal where airline passengers can obtain updated information on how to Fly Healthy The portal walks you through every step of the process: plan your travel; at the airport; aboard the aircraft; arrival at your destination, and returning home.
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.
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
Step 3: Maintain social distancing
Step 4: 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 the touchpoint between food items and bins.
Step 5: 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 6: Wash your hands
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.
For more information on the TSA security screening process visit www.tsa.gov/coronavirus
To view the latest TSA updates visit the TSA Website at https://www.tsa.gov/
For Updated Airline Information Visit Your Aircarrier Website
In order to fly domestically, passengers must have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license by May of 2023 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.
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 that are not compliant for certain purposes, including boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.
Individual states may have different procedures regarding how to upgrade your driver's license. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id for more information.
Do you need a Real ID?
Another option is to 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
To find out more, visit https://www.Oregon.gov/REALID
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 the City of Redmond Service Animals for People with Disabilities policy, GEN100.
What to Bring - What NOT to Pack
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 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:
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/
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 10:00 A.M.
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 rideshare options during this time.
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.
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 to arrive at 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 airline's decision-making process. Information on a flight’s status is best found on the airline’s website.
FAA & TSA Resources:
RDM offers 2-3 pop-up Precheck Sign-Up Events a Year
Events are currently scheduled for October 17-21st 2022
**Registration will be available 2-3 weeks prior to EACH event
For More Information contact IdentoGO Customer Service at (844) 321-2124
or visit www.identogo.com (Please do NOT contact the Airport or TSA)
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 the screens to move forward. Type in your Zip Code/City/Airport Code and Search to schedule an 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's 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 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
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.