Holiday and Bowl Game Travel Tips
The holiday and bowl game travel season is here and officials with the Eugene Airport
are offering some tips for travelers. By being prepared and planning plenty of time to
check-in and get through security, travelers through the Eugene Airport can help make
their trip go smoothly.
Federal regulations require that the front curb at the airport is for
active unloading and loading only. Vehicles left unattended will be
ticketed and/or towed.
The Transportation Security Administration frequently updates on the
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers website what can and cannot be brought through security
The 3-1-1 rules allow:
• 3-ounce or smaller containers of liquids, gels, and aerosols placed in:
• 1 quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag to hold all small bottles
• 1 bag per passenger placed in a screening bin
Alcohol and other liquids (more than 3-ounces) will not be allowed
through the security screening checkpoint.
Here are a few other tips to help streamline holiday and bowl game travel:
• Parking will be at a premium and the overflow lot will likely be in use. Please
consider taking a shuttle, a taxi, or CARPOOLING to the Eugene Airport.
• FOR BOWL GAME TRAVEL, check with your travel agent, charter coordinator, or
airline for information on check-in for your flight. Your initial check-in at the airport
may be at a table set up in the lobby for document pick up and then on to the
• If possible, check in ONLINE prior to arriving at the airport. Often ticket agents will
move online check-in passengers to a different line if they still need to check bags
which speed up the process.
• Plan on arriving TWO HOURS before your scheduled flight time.
• Be prepared to pay additional BAGGAGE FEES. Many airlines have added the
fees that are collected at check in.
• Remember your BOARDING PASS and VALID GOVERNMENT PHOTO ID. You
must have these two things to enter the security checkpoint. Information on
acceptable IDs can be found at:
• PACK AN ORGANIZED CARRY-ON BAG USING LAYERS. A layer of clothes,
then electronics, more clothes, and then any heavier items will help transportation
security officers see what is in your bag. Innocent items can actually appear to be
potential threats in an X-ray image, simply by the way they’re packed. The
Transportation Security Administration website has the most up-to-date
information on security screening requirements and banned items at
• DO NOT WRAP GIFTS. Security officers will un-wrap gifts if they need to inspect
a package. Please wrap gifts after arriving at your destination or ship ahead.
• DRESS THE PART. Transportation security officers have to identify any metal that
is detected at the checkpoint. To make screening go faster place coins, keys,
jewelry, belt buckles and other metal items in your carry-on until you pass through
security. Shoes, blazers, suit coats, bulky sweaters and outer wear must be
removed when going through screening; however team colors are highly
• ACT APPROPRIATELY. Belligerent behavior, inappropriate jokes and threats will
not be tolerated. They will result in delays and possibly missing your flight.