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GSP recommends preparing for peak summer travel

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Administrators at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport suggest travelers become familiar with Transportation Security Administration rules and recommendations ahead of summer travel. Some of the busiest travel dates in the country take place on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays between June and August, according to a news release from the airport.

“Many people enjoy flying out of GSP because we’re conveniently located off of the interstate, our terminal is easy to navigate, and we take great pride in providing excellent customer service,” said David Edwards, president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, in the release. “We are growing, and it is becoming increasingly more important for passengers to plan appropriately.”

TSA recommends that passengers arrive two hours before their scheduled departure to ensure that they have enough time to check in with their airline and go through security. GSP served more than 2 million total passengers in 2017, and passenger traffic numbers through the first couple of months in 2018 seem to indicate that another record year is in process, the release said.

Passengers who haven’t traveled by air since Jan. 1 should be aware that new TSA rules now require passengers to remove all electronic devices that are larger than a cell phone from their carry-on luggage and place those items in a bin at the security checkpoint.

“Even a short line with a number of passengers needing to be reminded to pull out such devices not only slows the check-in process for those individuals, but other passengers are impacted as well,” Edwards said. 

TSA travel tips can be found online.

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