Busy Time At Tulsa International Airport

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 11:54 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- This week is one of the busiest travel times of the year at Tulsa International Airport. Airport officials, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines serving Tulsa are working together to help travelers move smoothly through the terminal.

TIA officials are offering some helpful travel tips to make holiday traveling go as smoothly as possible.

Number one on that list of tips is liquids and gels in containers larger than three ounces should be packed in checked luggage.

TIA officials say liquids and gels in containers smaller than three ounces may be packed in carry-on bags, as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The containers are 3 ounces or less.
  • All containers must fit into one quart sized or smaller Ziploc bag.
  • Passengers are limited to one bag.

TIA officials say travelers may carry on board one bag that fits in the overhead bin or under the seat, plus one personal item.  Personal items include things such as purses, briefcases or laptops.

A list of permitted and prohibited carry-on items is available at the TSA web site.

TIA officials also suggest passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.

In addition, passengers can reduce their time in line at the ticket counters by utilizing self-service check-in machines. Most of the airlines at Tulsa International Airport now offer this service at their ticket counters. These machines allow passengers to print boarding passes, check luggage, select or change seats, and purchase upgrades.