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Port Columbus Offers Airline Travel Tips

COLUMBUS (Kate Liebers) -- Passengers should expect packed planes and busy terminals the days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. In anticipation of these crowds, Port Columbus International Airport has made a few recommendations.

When packing, travelers are asked to put their liquid items in the front pocket of the carry-on baggage for easy accessibility. These liquid, gel or aerosol items should be packed in a quart-sized zip-top bag and each container must be 3.4 ounces or less, as required by the Transportation Security Administration.

Also, review the list of prohibited items at or through the MyTSA app to avoid delays at the baggage counters.
Before leaving, flyers should wear easily removable shoes, carry their government-issued identification and boarding pass (if printed at home), and visit for the latest flight updates. 

When entering the checkpoint, travelers should put electronics as well as the bags holding containers of liquids inside a bin for screening. Coats, jackets, belts and shoes may be placed directly on the conveyor for efficiency.

Port Columbus also asked travelers to empty their pockets or keys, phones, eyeglasses or other items before passing through the metal detector or imaging technology.

For those picking up passengers at the airport, Port Columbus asked drivers to wait in the cell-phone lot, free of charge, rather than circling the roadways.

From Nov. 22 to Dec. 1, nearly 250,000 people are expected to travel through Port Columbus. The busiest days at the airport will be Nov. 22, 26-27, and Dec. 1.

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