Information For Pittsburgh Air Travel During the G20 Summit
September 22, 2009
INFORMATION FOR PITTSBURGH AIR TRAVEL DURING THE G20 SUMMIT
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2009) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority announced that regular commercial airline service at Pittsburgh International Airport will be normal during the Pittsburgh Summit. “We anticipate that arrivals and departures of flights at Pittsburgh International Airport will not be affected by anything G20-related,” stated Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
If you are driving to the airport, you should check traffic reports. There will be some G20 Summit related restrictions on the Parkway West. A good source of information is www.g20safety.com.
If you are coming to the airport to pick up someone, consider Short Term Parking your Cell Phone Lot. It is the closest place to park. Spots are often available in the spaces closest to the terminal. And it is a dollar for the first hour. It is illegal to stop and wait in your car along airport roadways and on PA 60.
Here is more information you may find helpful:
- Pittsburgh International Airport is open and will be operating throughout the course of the G20 Summit set for Thursday and Friday, September 24, 25.
- Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, PA, will also be open for general aviation operations.
- The Allegheny County Airport Authority recommends that you follow many of the travel tips offered for busy summer travel including:
- Make the call. Call the airline before you leave for the airport to make sure your flight is on time. Sign up for e-check, a service many airlines provide; it will call your cell phone to inform you of any delays. If you are being picked up at your destination, make sure your driver has a number to call to verify your arrival time.
- Use electronic check-in. Some flights are eligible for online check-in. By avoiding the check-in at ticketing, you can go directly to the security checkpoint and your gate
- Be an early bird. Take an early flight. As the day progresses, there is a greater likelihood of flight cancellations and weather delays.
- Allow extra drive time. If there are roadway restrictions, you have less to worry about if you leave extra early for the airport.
- Arrive 90 minutes before your flight departs.
- Don’t forget about security! Make a stop at tsa.gov and get a refresher on those prohibited items. Remember to keep your checked bag unlocked and pack your medication and valuables in your carry-on.
- Be prepared. Don’t have something crucial planned for the first two days of your trip. For example, if your cruise leaves on Friday morning, don’t leave Thursday night.
- Do unto others. Treat other travelers and airline employees as you would like to be treated yourself. Put yourself into their shoes and realize that you are not the only person in this world.
- Pack a lot of patience. Once on board, relax and enjoy your flight!
For questions on Pittsburgh air travel, email info@FlyPittsburgh.com or 412-472-3526.
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