NORTH DAKOTA (KXNET) — TSA is expecting airport security to be extremely busy this holiday travel season.
According to a news release, the busiest days are going to be Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 30.
“During the Thanksgiving travel period, we saw the highest volume since 2019, and we expect that trend to continue over the upcoming holiday travel period,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “We are prepared for the increased volume and expect to meet our wait time standards of 30 minutes or less in standard lanes and 10 minutes or less in TSA PreCheck lanes. However, there may be some situations where the capacity of a checkpoint is exceeded.”
People should keep these 10 things in mind when they’re traveling.
- Do not attempt to bring a firearm through a TSA checkpoint. People who attempt this will receive a civil penalty (fines up to $15,000) and lose TSA pre-check eligibility.
- Beyond firearms, there are other items that are not allowed at checkpoints. These things are explosives, flammable, knives, razors, and replica weapons.
- Make sure all gifts are unwrapped and can be inspected.
- Bring acceptable forms of identification.
- Become a Trusted Traveler through the TSA Pre-Check program.
- Request passenger support if you’re traveling with someone with a disability and/or medical conditions.
- AskTSA by asking questions by text (275-872), Facebook Messenger, or Twitter.
- If you see something, say something.
- Practice good cybersecurity habits.
- Show gratitude to those working.