TRAVEL ADVISORY: Arrive Early For Flights At PIT
June 08, 2012
TRAVEL ADVISORY: ARRIVE EARLY FOR FLIGHTS AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Travelers Advisory: With increased traffic and the heavy summer travel months just ahead, the Allegheny County Airport Authority is reminding travelers to arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at least 90 minutes to two hours before the scheduled departure of their flight.
The Airport Authority reports that there are two security checkpoints at Pittsburgh International Airport. The Main Checkpoint -- on the Transit Level of the Landside Terminal – is open 24 hours, while the Alternate Checkpoint – located just outside of the Ticketing Level of the Landside Terminal – is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Express Security Lane, located on the right side of the Main Security Checkpoint, is open at 5 am and staffed by a TSA employee. This line is designed to expedite the check-in process for those individuals who limit their carryon to only one item. To enter the Express Lane each traveler will be required to have no more than one item – this includes purses, brief cases, computer cases, etc. That means passengers with a carryon and another item such as a computer bag would be required to enter any one of the other security lines.