Holiday Travel Tips From Fresno Yosemite International Airport

FRESNO, CA (December 20, 2016) – Airports across the country, including Fresno Yosemite International Airport, are anticipating increased passenger activity during the Christmas and New Year holiday travel period. Airline trade organization Airlines for America projects passenger volumes on U.S. airlines will exceed 2015 holiday travel by 3.5 percent during the winter travel period, which extends through Thursday, January 5 2017.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to arrive at the airport up to three hours prior to international flights and up to two hours prior to domestic flights. TSA Pre✓® for expedited security screening is available at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Travelers interested in enrolling in the TSA Pre✓® program may complete an online application process at www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply or schedule an appointment with the local enrollment center by calling 855-347-8371.

In preparation for the busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel period, Fresno Yosemite International Airport offers these helpful tips to simplify the travel process.

• Consider peak early morning departures at Fresno Yosemite International Airport may extend security screening wait times.

• Remember airline ticket counters close for passenger check-in as early as 45 minutes prior to flight departure.

• Check with your airline on flight status prior to leaving for the airport. Convenient flight status links are available on most airline websites and mobile apps or passengers may telephone the airline for flight status information.

• Review your airline’s website for travel policies, baggage limitations and fees, customer service plans and automated flight alert notifications to cell phones or mobile devices.

• Travel with a current government-issued ID and have your boarding pass out and ready.

• Review the TSA’s tips for packing, including traveling with food and gifts at www.TSA.gov, which includes leaving gifts unwrapped as some items may need added screening. Tweet your questions about permitted or prohibited items to @AskTSA.

• Remember the 3-1-1 rule for traveling with liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage:

o 3-ounce bottles or less for all liquids, gels and aerosols;
o 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic zip-top bag; and
o 1 bag per passenger placed separately in a security bin for X-ray screening.

• Remove liquids and electronic devices from your carry-on baggage for security screening.

• Reduce the amount of congestion in carry-on baggage to enable your bag to move through screening faster.

• Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices have been banned from air transportation to, from, or within the United States. Passengers may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage. For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ban, visit https://www.faa.gov/Go/PackSafe .

• The white curb in front of the terminal is for passenger drop-off and pick-up only. Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s newly expanded “FREE” Cell Phone Waiting Area is available for motorists waiting for arriving passengers. The area is located slightly past the airport entrance on the right side of the roadway just before the curve and is marked with blue signage. For airport parking information and rates, contact Standard Parking at 559-252-0052.

• Electric Vehicle charging stations at Fresno Yosemite International Airport are now available in both short-term and long-term parking lots.

• Uber and Lyft curbside pick-up at Fresno Yosemite International Airport is located between the front of the terminal and baggage claim.

• Remain vigilant. If You See Something, Say Something. Report all suspicious activities or items to airport security personnel.

Safety and security are top priorities for all airport personnel. Passengers can help ensure a smooth security process by following the TSA’s security procedures available at www.TSA.gov or by reaching out to the AskTSA team via Twitter at @AskTSA.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily non-stop flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, Mexico on domestic and international carriers. Fresno Yosemite is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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