Thanksgiving is creeping up fast, and, if you haven't purchased your airline, bus or train tickets yet, you could be facing higher than normal fares with less selection than in years past. Now is the time to buy!
If you already have your travel arrangements made, and, you'll be flying to your Thanksgiving destination here are some tips to help make the most hectic airport day on the calendar a bit easier for yourself and everyone around you.
For Travel within the United States
Adult passengers (18 years of age or older) must show a valid U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID with name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. military ID
- Permanent Resident Card
- Border Crossing Card
- DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
- Driver’s license or other state photo identity card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
- Native American tribal photo ID
- Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan) Registered traveler card with name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature
- A foreign government-issued passport
- Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
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.
For more information visit: http://www.tsa.gov/311/
The maximum size for carry-on bags is 45", in the form of a 22" x 14" x 9" bag. Some airlines allow up to as much as 55", but most do not.
For more information about luggage rules and regulations visit: http://www.luggageonline.com/about_airlines.cfm
This might be a shock if you haven't traveled by airplane in a while. Most airlines now have luggage surcharges. For a list and current prices visit: http://www.expedia.com/daily/flights/airline-fees.asp
Have a safe trip!