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• 3-1-1 on Air Travel
• Air Travel Difficulties
• At Security Screening – “In…Out…Off”
• Baggage Tips
• Be Alert
• Checking in for a Flight – Avoid the Lines
• Current National Threat Level
• Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center
• Getting to the airport - "Be Prepared"
• Holiday Travel
• Luggage - Pack Smart Pack Light
• Making Reservations
• Meals – Planning Ahead
• Travel Agencies
• Traveling with children
• Assistance with Minors/Disabled
TSA and our security partners conducted extensive explosives testing since August 10, 2006 and determined that liquids, aerosols and gels, in limited quantities, are safe to bring aboard an aircraft. The one bag limit per traveler limits the total amount each traveler can bring. Consolidating the bottles into one bag and X-raying them separately from the carry-on bag enables security officers to quickly clear the items.
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
Consumers with concerns about commercial air travel difficulties can register their concerns with:
FAA Website Provides Real-Time Airport Information for Travelers Travelers can find airport delay information for their departure and destination by visiting a special Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website. The website allows travelers to check whether they can expect to encounter delays at specific airports.
Things to consider:When preparing airline reservations, remember to keep in mind the security measures each airport is required to abide. Long security lines, bathroom lines, finding parking spaces, etc., are also some of the most common factors that may contribute to a missed flight. Connecting flights in larger airports may mean having to walk a distance between gates. So remember when you book your flights, whether you are originating at these airports or connecting through them, leave a margin of time sufficient to make your flight!
Follow these tips whenever you travel:
It's important to remember that traveling has inherent risks. It's never prudent to pack (or in some cases, even take along) expensive items or belongings that are hard or impossible to replace. Any valuables you have should be kept with you as you travel including prescriptions, travel documents and cash, as well as jewelry. Upscale catalogs and retail travel stores offer numerous products to conceal valuables such as money belts. If the nature of your travel demands that you routinely take expensive jewelry and clothing or equipment, be sure you cover their replacement value under a policy you buy in addition to the automatic, limited coverage provided by the airline. Check with your own insurance company for this protection or buy excess valuation coverage on the spot at the ticket counter.
Bag tags are required, but they can be torn off. Some suitcases have a slide-in window about the size of a business card for secondary identification. Consider these when shopping for a new suitcase. Purchase TSA approved baggage locks.
Some travelers put their identification on the bags tags when they purchase the luggage and never think about it again. Airlines sometimes discover the owner of the bag has not lived at the address on the tag for many years. Make sure yours are up to date.
Put additional identification inside your bag including a copy of your itinerary. This can help the airlines know whether to send your bags to your travel destination or your home.
With stricter conditions on carry-on baggage, you may find suitcases and hanging bags you previously were able to sneak on board will need to be checked. That's why it's smart to take precautions on every bag, even the ones you plan to keep with you on the plane.
Put your name and address on everything. Remember camp? The reason your mom sewed labels in your underwear is the same reason you want to label things you don't think of as luggage - your glass case with your expensive designer eyewear inside, your camera and camera bag or the extra tote you bought on the trip to carry all those goodies home. If you leave these items behind on the plane, it's essential that you have identification on these items so they can be found among the hundreds of similar items left in overhead bins or seat pockets.
Before packing for any trip, check all the zippers and locks on your bags since they may have become worn or broken on a previous trip. And be aware, even if the zippers and locks are in good condition, overstuffed luggage is prone to burst open during the normal shuffle between the terminal and the plane.
Make an inventory of the items packed in each bag to assist the airlines in finding your luggage.
To prevent your look-alike bag from being grabbed off the carousel by a traveler too rushed to check the tags, tie a colored ribbon on the handle or secure a colored elastic band (made for this purpose) around your suitcase. These kinds of mix-ups are preventable, so take precautions. Airport luggage tags are available at no cost. Please e-mail your mailing address and allow 5 business days in the southeast for delivery (maximum of 2 per mailing). Email
At the airport, take the time to make sure the airline tag placed on your luggage correctly identifies the last destination on your journey. This can prevent your bag from being off-loaded too early or stopping in a city half-way to where you are going. If you don't know the three-letter ID for your city, ask the Skycap or ticket agent. It's smart to be especially courteous to the Skycap. A tip and a respectful attitude can go a long way to making a Skycap extra careful to get your bags checked carefully.
Be sure you get your bag tag stubs with the UPC bar code. In today's new era of ticketless travel, it's easy to forget these. You probably will get a ticket jacket with the tags attached, but sometimes they're just stapled to whatever you have - a faxed itinerary, for example. These act as your receipt and are your proof your bag was checked. Treat them as important travel documents.
On the plane, carefully note where you've stashed items. If the only overhead space that is available is over row 27 and you're in row 23, you might grab your jacket from the closest bin and leave other belongings stowed elsewhere.
If your luggage does not arrive in the baggage claim area, find the baggage agent on duty immediately. There's a chance your luggage already arrived and is locked up in the agent's area for safe keeping. Sometimes luggage is loaded onto a non-stop flight even though you were on a plane that had a stopover on the way so your suitcases get there before you.
But if your luggage is not there, do not leave the airport before completing the paperwork for the baggage agent. Fill out all information about your luggage on the forms provided. Be as detailed as possible. Get a phone number to call in case you need to follow-up.
If you need basic amenities such as toothbrush, toothpaste and razor to be ready for a meeting, ask. Most airlines will provide these for you while you're waiting for your suitcase.
Most airlines are charging for the 1st and 2nd piece of checked luggage. Click on the airline for their baggage weight and size restrictions for domestic and international allowances and additional fees for excess baggage allowance.
Most air carriers close their ticket counters 30 minutes before departure so please arrive early or you may miss your flight. Every procedure we are undertaking is in an effort to ensure that your travel is safe, secure, and efficient. Please check websites for the airport(s) you will be using during your trip to confirm any new procedures in place!
Meals and snack services are limited on flights. When traveling with children, it's a good idea to eat before boarding the plane and take along snacks. Check with your airline about meal service availability.
If you are assisting a traveler (minors/disabled), go to the airline ticket counter and request a gate access pass. This is determined by the airline.
Please do not wrap packages, security may not be able to detect what's inside which will require extra time to unwrap the item. Please consider shipping your packages ahead and remember if any gifts are in your checked luggage, these items could be delayed, lost, or damaged. Pack valuable with you at all times!
Due to weather conditions, prepare for the unexpected. Extra cash, extra clothes (in case checked luggage is delayed at your final destination), and extra patience.
Before entering the security checkpoint, remove all metal objects: keys, change, etc., and insert them in your carry-on, purse or briefcase. This will expedite the process. Wearing less jewelry and metal objects during your trip will help reduce the time and chance of leaving your personal items behind. Be prepared to remove coats, sports jackets, or shoes (containing metal) while standing in line at security checkpoint.
Make sure each bag weighs less than 50 pounds. Limit the amount of luggage you check to avoid an extra charges. Most airlines have a checked bag charge, please check ahead with your carrier.
Please keep these tips in mind as you plan your trips and during travel. Please be patient with the service agents who are there to assist you, they too are experiencing changes to the way they conduct their business each day. With the added security now required, the convenience of the Pensacola International Airport has become more valuable to area travelers. If we work together we can make the system safe and effective for everyone. Fly Easy. Fly Pensacola.
GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME AND PLEASE BE PATIENT.
A Ticket to Ride Travel, Inc.- State Certified Minority Vendor 4305 Creighton Rd., Pensacola, FL 32504, e-mail, Linda Mick, Manager, Phone (850) 477-2044, Fax (850) 478-7032, Toll Free (800) 654-2310, Hours 8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon-Fri and Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. website
A Ticket to Ride Travel, Inc. - Gulfbreeze/Navarre A Cruise for You 1101 Gulfbreeze Parkway, Suite 318 QUIETWATER OFFICE BLDG, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561, Phone (850) 934-0802, Navarre residents Phone (850) 939-4711, Fax (850) 934-0805, Toll Free (888) 934-1199, Hours 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Call first for an appointment 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
A Ticket to Ride Travel, Inc. - Pace/Milton A Cruise for You 5675 Hwy 90 Suite E ROCKWELL PLAZA, Milton, FL 32583, Phone & Fax (850) 623-8600,Toll Free (888) 278-7283, Hours 2 p.m. -7 p.m. Call first for an appointment, other hours by appointment only. Call before you Fax.
AAA Travel- 300 Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther, FL 32569 Mr. Charlie Smith, Manager, Phone (850) 244-3126, Fax (850) 244-2410
AAA Travel- 540 Brent Lane, Pensacola, FL 32503 Ms. Pam Spillar, Manager, Phone (850) 477-6860, Fax (850) 479-7469
Adventure Travel- 4401 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32503 Ms. Sharon Wiegner, Branch Manager, Phone (850) 478-6250, Fax (205) 949-4236 E-Mail
Cruise Travel Only- 13430 Gulf Beach Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32507-8817 Ms. Ruby Burgess, Manager, Phone (850) 492-9696, Fax (850) 492-1227 E-Mail
Davis Travel Tours- 4522 Hwy. 20 East, Niceville, FL 32578 Ms. Donna Reyher, Manager, Phone (850) 897-6660, Fax (850) 397-4807 Email
Elite Travel Agency, Inc.- 2105 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504-8979 Ms. Elisabeth Hilaire, Manager, Phone (850) 478-7740, Fax (850) 478-6660 e-mail
Springdale Travel- 313 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 Mr. Bob Bender, Owner, Phone (850) 434-2543, Fax (850) 433-4491 e-mail
Good Time Tours- 455 Corday Street, Pensacola, FL 32503 Ms. Jerry Smith, Manager, Phone (850) 476-0046, Fax (850) 476-7637
Gulf Breeze Travel, Inc.- 1100 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Pensacola, FL 32561 Mr. Reagan Belcher, Manager, Phone (850) 433-7268, Fax (850) 934-1089 email
K-2 Travel Service- 656 N.W. Beal Pkwy., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547-3576 Mr. Bill Scruggs, Manager, Phone (850) 863-4270, Fax (850) 863-3849
KC Tours- P.O. Box 835, Cantonment, FL 32533 Ms. Cathryn Bryan, Manager, Phone (850) 968- 5303, Fax (850) 968-1133
Majestic Travel-3084 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561, Phone (850) 934-3597, Ms. Judy Shane, Manager, e-mail
Navigant Vacation & American Express- 15 Yacht Club Dr., Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548 Ms. Debbie Keating, Manager, Phone (850) 244-1760, Fax (850) 862-3847
Navigant Vacations/Cordova Travel Service- 6455 Hwy. 90, Milton, FL 32570-4519 Ms. Mitzie Williams, Manager, Phone (850) 623-9722, Fax (850) 626-9088
Pensacola Travel/Cruise AwayMontgomery Ave., Pensacola, FL 32526-1326 - 6010 Ms. Sally Story, Terri Checkovich-Managers, Phone (850) 944-1700, Fax (850) 944-7997
Rivera Travel Agency - 745 Beal Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547, Ms. Stephanie Rivera, Manager, Phone (850) 863-4844, Fax (850) 863-8847
Rodger's Travel24 Hollywood Blvd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5391 - Mr. Rodger Smith, Manager, Phone (850) 243-2662, Fax (850) 243-2693.
Sato Travel-NAS- Building 680, Pensacola, FL 32508 Ms. Wendy Tyson, Branch Manager, Phone (850) 456-5017
Travel Ease, Inc.- 127 Hwy 98 East, Suit 8, Destin FL 32541 Ms. Debbie O’Dell, Manager, Phone (850) 243-3185, Fax (850) 243-3641
Travel Professionals International-155 John Sims Pkwy., Valparaiso FL 32580 Ms. Jenny Seay, Manager, Phone (850) 678-6688, Fax (850) 678-3782
Travel World- 9 N.E. Walter Martin Rd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-4918 Ms. Carol Edlund, Manager, Phone (850) 243-2774, Fax (850) 243-1327
TripQuest Travel- 786 N. Beal Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 Mr. Bruce Currie, Manager, Phone (850) 862-8999, Fax (850) 862-7021, Toll Free (888) 459-8747email
A Cruise for You-109 St Joseph Ave #103, Brewton, AL 36426, Toll Free Phone (888) 278-7283, Phone and Fax (251) 809-6009. email
AAA Alabama Travel- 718 Downtowner Loop West, Mobile, AL 36609, Phone (251) 342-5550, Fax (251) 342-5628. email
Adventure Travel- 907 Hillcrest Rd, Mobile, AL 36695, Ms. Tammy Brown, Manager, Phone (251) 344-7206, Fax (251) 344-7622. email
AmericanWorldTravelAgency- 1560 Saint Stephens Road, Mobile AL 36603Phone (251) 433-9200
Brownell Travel - 52 1/2 S Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 Ms. Laura Brown, Manager, Phone (251) 928-2330, Fax (251) 928-8984. e-mail
Brownell Travel- 3702B Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608 Ms. Kemper Sarrett, Manager, Phone (251) 341-0555, Fax (251) 341-0446. e-mail
Cape Travel - 3821 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608 Mr. Steve Cape, Toll Free (888) 449-7447, Local Phone (251) 344-2789, Fax (251) 345-7668.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel- 109 Saint Joseph Street, Ste. 5035, Mobile AL 36602 Phone (251) 433-3411, Fax (251) 433-7911
Compass Travel Service- 1340 Sledge Drive, Suit 1, Mobile, AL 36606 Ms. Sandra Dockery, Manager, Phone (251) 473-8785, Fax (251) 478-7862 CRUISE AWAY - 22011 Highway 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567 Ms. Carolyn Dunnam, Owner, Phone (888) 432-6762, (251) 947-8740, Fax (251) 947-3461 Email - cdunnam@gulftel
Cruise One- 1516 Schillinger Rd S, Mobile AL 36695 Mr. Larry Woodrouff, Manager, Phone (251) 633-6707, Fax (251) 633-0727
CruiseOne- 13 Rickarby Place, Mobile, AL 36606 Mr. John Richard, Manager, Phone (251) 471-2628, Fax (251) 471-6689
Cruise Only & Tours - P.O. Box 1099, Robertsdale, AL 36567, Phone (251) 943-8679
Eastern Shore Travel - 21N. Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532-2204 Mr. John Gentry, Phone (251) 928-7200, Fax (251) 928-3898. email
Mr. Al’s Travels - 2601 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36606 Mr. Franky Arnold, Manager, Phone (251) 473-4500, Fax (251) 473-4621
Pura Vida Excursions- 25125 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, Phone (251) 981-4811
Springdale Travel, Inc.- 958 Montlimar Dr, Mobile, AL 36609 Mr. Robert Bender, Mgr, Phone (251) 476-5095, Fax (251) 471-2492 Owners: Mr. Robert Bender email
Travel Horizons, Inc.- 559 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532-2145 Ms. Wanda Sheppard, Manager, Phone (251) 928-0303, Fax (251) 928-3102
The Travel Merchant- 315 S. Alston Street, Foley, AL 36535-1992 Ms. Marcketta Carpenter, Manager, Phone (251) 943-1700, Fax (251) 943-3430
Trawick International- 5920 Grelot Rd, Mobile, AL 36609, Phone (251) 343-3276
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