Tips for summer airline travel:
• Remember the 3-1-1 rule. Liquids, gels, and aerosols must be in 3 ounce or smaller containers placed in a 1-quart, clear, plastic, zip-top bag. Each passenger may have 1 bag that is to be placed in a plastic bin for screening for carry-on luggage. Larger bottles may be packed in checked luggage.
• Prepare for screening. This includes: avoiding wearing clothing with metal on it, wearing easily removable footwear, having boarding pass and ID readily accessible for viewing, and following the 3-1-1 rule.
• Arrive early. Arrival time recommendations vary by airline and day of travel, so be sure to check with the air carrier. Standard airline recommendations include arriving one hour before domestic flights and two hours before international flights. Check the status of your flight before leaving home to check for any delays.
Frequent flyers and business travelers possessing boarding passes that read “first class” or “business class” may also utilize the Preferred Passenger Lane available at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to shorten their security screening time.
Another option put in place to help aid in the security screening process is the Family Lane offered at JAX. This lane allows families with small children and travelers with special needs to go through security at their own pace.
Parking at the airport is a bargain in the economy lots, with daily rates of $4, and the daily surface lot, with a daily rate of $8. Free shuttle service is available 24/7. Additional options for the business traveler include premier parking and valet parking.
Those waiting to pick up passengers can use the FREE courtesy waiting lot located adjacent to the JAA’s administration building. The flight information display board informs you of arriving flights, and you’re just about 2 minutes from the arrival curb.
For more information about JAX, visit www.flyjacksonville.com
. For more information about TSA, visit www.tsa.gov