The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) anticipates an increase in passengers traveling in and out of T.F. Green Airport for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Air carriers report busier than usual passenger levels starting Tuesday, November 24 and continuing through Sunday, November 29.
Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to navigate from the parking areas to ticketing through the security checkpoint. Park on-airport and receive special holiday rates ranging from $11 per day to $55 per week. For more information, visit www.parkpvdairport.com.
RIAC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline tenants would like to reiterate the following travel tips to minimize wait time at the checkpoints:
The TSA 3-1-1 Rule: Any liquids, gels and aerosols carried on a plane must be in 3oz. containers and enclosed in a one-quart, clear zip top bag, one bag per passenger.
Arrive Early:Travelers should be aware that the lines may be longer at ticketing and the security checkpoint during peak travel times. Peak times are between 6:00am and 9:00am and 2:00pm to 6:00pm Customers are advised to check with their carrier for any weather related delays or cancellations.
Required Documentation: Government issued photo IDs must be presented with tickets or itinerary if checking in at the ticket counter. Passengers are required to present a Photo ID and boarding pass with the date of departure and the passenger’s name at the security checkpoint.
Pack Smart: Travelers should remember to pack appropriately and be aware of what can and cannot be placed in carry-on luggage. Film should be packed in carry-on bags, since checked baggage screening equipment can damage undeveloped film. Presents should not be wrapped in the event bags require additional screening. To help minimize waiting time, please remove all outer clothing, shoes and place metal objects in the bin or carry-on prior to reaching the checkpoint.
Visit the TSA Web site at www.tsa.gov for a complete list of restricted items and more tips for travel.For added convenience, the airport now has a business travel / frequent travel lane at the entrance of the security screening checkpoint. This lane is available for use by eligible passengers between 4:30am and 8:30am daily. Southwest Fly By and “A” list passengers can also use this lane from 1:30pm to 5:30pm daily. All passengers will be screened by TSA at this point.
Green Airport will host radio station WPRO for a live broadcast on Wednesday, November 25. Stop by the departures level or tune in to 630 AM or 99.7 FM to hear the morning show with John DePetro from 6:00am to 10:00am and the Buddy Cianci Show from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will be giving up-to-date travel information and handing out coupons for a day of FREE on-airport parking courtesy of Green Airport.
Rhode Island writer Jon Ladd, author of The Last Prophecy, Blood Diamonds, Strong Enough to Die, A Walk in the Darkness and more will be in the terminal, outside of Ocean State Travel Mart greeting travelers and autographing books from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Also on Wednesday, November 25, Warwick’s own Emma Joy Galvin will give a live acoustic performance from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. This young talent is a thirteen year old songwriter who will perform her original music, singing and playing guitar on the lower level near Starbucks Cafe.
Meeters and greeters are reminded to connect with their party in the lower level baggage claim area.
For updated flight information visit www.pvdairport.com.