continued from page 16 TIP 4 Go through your carry-on bags before you start packing to make sure you don’t have any prohibited items from a hunting or camping trip. Every day across the United States, guns and knives are found in carryon bags at checkpoints. The average fine for prohibited items runs in the thousands and can really spoil your trip. TIP 5 Before leaving the screening area; make sure you recover all of your belongings. This is the greatest collecting point for lost items. The airport administration office receives the items that have been left at the screening area. These range from lap tops, electronic tablets, wallets, coats, scarves, etc. Jewelry and medications also get left behind. Best advice is to double check the area before you leave. Of course, the less you bring, the less you’ll have to keep track of on your trip.
TIP 6 Do not wrap presents before traveling. Your gifts could be unwrapped by TSA as part of the screening processes. Save the wrapping until after you arrive at your destination. This list is certainly not all inclusive but it does reflect the greatest number of issues we see at our airport. We want all of our passengers to have the best travel experience they can, and while there are so many things outside of one’s control in today’s aviation climate, this list will help you, as the passenger, make your trip less stressful.
Happy Holidays from the staff at the Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport!
December 6, 2013