Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Travel
The busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period is underway at
the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as families are reunited
for the holiday or take the time to go on vacation.
Passengers are reminded of the following security protocols
that are in effect at the Airport. If you will be traveling during this
busy period, these suggestions may improve your travel experience:
Arrive at least 2 hours prior to your
Most domestic air travelers can avoid ticket
counter lines by checking in with their airlines through the airlines' websites
before coming to the airport. Passengers should also make sure baggage complies
with the airlines' size and weight limitations so there are no surprises with
airline baggage fees.
Boarding passes & government issued IDs are required at
the security checkpoint.
Carry-on baggage is limited to one (1) bag
plus one (1) personal item such as a small purse, briefcase or laptop computer.
Passengers should prepare for security
screening and remember the TSA's 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3 ounces or
less and be in a 1-quart clear plastic zipper-locking bag, with only one bag
per passenger, which must be put in a screening bin. Also remember not to wrap
gifts that will be carried through the checkpoint. It's a good idea to check
the TSA website at www.tsa.gov
for the latest information.
Passengers are encouraged to place all jewelry and
valuables in a quart sized zipper-locking bag for going through the screening
process. The bag can be easily handled and you can place the jewelry back
on after leaving the checkpoint area.
All shoes must be removed for inspection at the screening
No knives, scissors, blades or sharp objects are permitted
beyond security. If you are unsure of an item, please place it in your
Passengers should pack their patience – and be prepared.
Anticipate the possibility of delays by stashing a book, any medicines that may
be needed, extra diapers, food and small toys and games for babies and children
in carry-on bags. Also be sure mobile devices are fully charged.
combined parking capacity at the Airport is over 5,300 spaces. Daily
rates for the airport operated lots are Credit Card Lot $10; Long Term $14;
Short Term $17. All spaces are on a first come, first served basis.
Law enforcement will be placing traffic controls in effect
as vehicle traffic builds. Please comply with all law enforcement traffic
controls set up to ease the congestion and allow customers to exit and enter
the facility in the best manner possible.
The Airport operates a "cell phone” lot at the corner of
Airline Drive and Hollandey Street across from the Airport Access Road.
This lot will provide people picking up arriving passengers a safe, convenient
place to wait until the passenger arrives and calls to say that they are at
curbside ready for pick-up. Cell phone lots are becoming popular at
airports across the country as a way to decrease the vehicular traffic on the
People picking up passengers at the Airport are encouraged
to use the cell phone lot.
the roadway system is not encouraged due to congestion.