TRAVEL TIPS - WHAT TO BRING & MORE
Redmond Airport (RDM) expects another busy holiday travel season 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
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.
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 such as pies and cakes 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.
Items That May be Subject to Additional Screening:
- Sharp Objects
- Sporting Goods
- Guns & Firearms
- 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.
Passengers should arrive no later than 1.5 hours (90 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 coffee shop, a family friendly restaurant and a full service bar. The restaurant and bar are located upstairs on the second floor and open daily at 10:00 A.M.
- 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 accommodated.
- 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:
- Use FAA interactive map.
- On your mobile device, go to http://www.faa.gov/mobile. [Supported Devices]
- Sign up for email updates to your wireless device, pager, phone, PDA, or email address.
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 "Can I Bring…?" tool from the My TSA iPhone and mobile app to get information on an item you want to bring on a plane. Simply type the name of the item in the box and you'll get information on whether or not it's 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.