STEELERS HOME GAMES CAN MEAN BUSY TIMES AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PASSENGERS REMINDED TO FOLLOW CARRYON RESTRICTIONS FOR LIQUIDS AND GELS
PITTSBURGH, PA (November 2, 2006) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority wants to remind passengers that Pittsburgh International Airport will be an especially busy place for departing travelers the next two Monday mornings following Pittsburgh Steelers home games.
“When the Steelers play at home, we always see an increase in passenger traffic the following morning,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Kent G. George. “With so many fans and business travelers going through the security checkpoint at the same time, we like to remind them to be prepared, pack smart and arrive on time.”
In an effort to improve the security process, the Airport Authority is embarking on a passenger education program to remind passengers of the 3-1-1 program, recently instituted by the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA began the program in response to the restrictions placed on liquids and gels at airports.
The 3-1-1 on Air Travel reminds passengers they may carry:
Containers 3 ounces or less for liquids or gel.
1 quart-size (7 ½” by 8”), clear plastic, zip-top bag to hold those containers.
1 zip-top bag per traveler, to be removed from carry-on and placed in the security bin at the checkpoint.
By adhering to these guidelines, travelers will find the security process quicker and more efficient. Additionally, the Airport Authority suggests all passengers arrive at the airport between 90 minutes and two hours prior to the departure of their flight. More information on TSA regulations and traveling tips can be found at www.FlyPittsburgh.com or at www.TSA.gov.
The Steelers are scheduled to host the Denver Broncos at 4:15 p.m., on Sunday, November 5 and the New Orleans Saints at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, November 12