Follow these pointers for easier holiday travel

Follow these pointers for easier holiday travel

View from the flight from Cordova to Anchorage in June 2016. (Photo by Annette Potter/for The Cordova Times)

Folks planning flights to holiday destinations will see their trip a far more pleasant experience by following some travel tips provided by officials at Fairbanks AIRPORT TERMINAL.

Check flight status before leaving for the airport and join flight alerts on your own cellular phone also.

Arrive at the airport two hours to the scheduled departure prior.

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Visit Transportation Security Administration’s travel tips website, and the “So what can I Bring?” website,, to see what items are allowed or prohibited in carry-on and checked luggage.  Smartphone users can the &ldquo download;MYTSA” app,, to get information regarding TSA procedures and policies.

In carry-on bags, pack liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in containers bigger than 3 no.4 ounces to make sure compliance with the liquids rule. All liquids must easily fit into a one-quart clear bag. This rule will not connect with checked baggage.

At the security checkpoint remove all electronics bigger than a cellular phone and the liquids bag from carry-on baggage.

Wrapped gifts are permitted in checked or carry-on baggage. Remember that in case a wrapped gift alarms the security screening equipment, has been tampered with, or poses other security concerns, it could have to be unwrapped for additional screening. Consider using something special bag of traditional wrapping to simplify the screening process instead.

Items such as for example foods and footwear may necessitate additional screening due to how they appear on a screening machine.