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Airport issues holiday travel tips

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The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is reminding travelers of the airport rules for the busy holiday season.

The airport issued these tips to travelers for before leaving home:

  • Check airline website or app for latest flight information.
  • Print your boarding pass before coming to the airport. The airport recommends using mobile boarding passes if they're an option, which can make checking faster.
  • Put identification tags on the inside and outside of baggage.
  • Ensure bags to contain prohibited items. See a list of prohibited items can be found online at TSA.gov or the TSA App.
  • Know your airline's baggage restrictions and fees.
  • Do not pack medication, valuables or electronics inside luggage that will be checked in. Allow enough time to get to the airport.
  • Longterm and hourly parking is available with 1,662 Long Term/Hourly spaces for $12 per day and economy spaces for $8 per day. In addition, Valet parking is available for $20 per day.
  • Free luggage carts are available in the parking garage and terminal.
  • Meeters and greeters are encouraged to use the free Airport's Cell Phone Lot, and drivers must stay with the vehicles at all times.

Tips for travelers going through security: 

  • Only liquids and gels in 3-ounce or smaller containers can be stored in carry-on luggage in a 1 quart-sized bag.
  • Have boarding pass and government issued photo ID ready to present to TSA.
  • Be prepared to remove coats and shoes when going through the security checkpoint.
  • Remove items from your pockets before going through metal detector
  • Leave gifts unwrapped if taking them with you. They may be inspected
  • Passengers are allowed one carry-on bag and personal item.
  • Laptops must be removed from cases at the checkpoint.
  • TSA Pre Check is available at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport for passengers with Pre Check credentials.
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International has convenient shopping and dining locations both before security in Savannah Square, and in the concourse gate areas located through the security checkpoint.

For a list of restaurants and shops, please visit our website at www.savannahairport.com.

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