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[IP] Carry-on Baggage
With the confusion about whether or not carry-on baggage will be permitted, I
and checked some individual carrier's sites for information. Some of what I
found is below. I did NOT find any references, on the sites I checked,
indicating that carry-on baggage will be disallowed.
I don't doubt that information saying carry-on baggage will not be allowed is
out there. However, I also just heard an FBI agent on CNN correct earlier
statements he had made -- and that earlier had been reported as factual.
As a former reporter, I can tell you that in the frenzy to find and
disseminate news, errors are made. Sources sometimes don't have all the
facts. Sources sometimes misunderstand what they have heard. Same goes for
the media. Same goes for employees of companies.
Today's environment of live coverage and the competition to get the news out
first often leads to misunderstandings and misinformation. I hope that we
will all keep that in mind and look for the original sources ourselves,
whenever we can.
Jan and Elvis
Effective immediately, curbside check-in will be suspended, and only ticketed
passengers will be allowed inside the secured airport concourses.
Passengers who are traveling with an electronic ticket will need a printout
of their ticket confirmation or a boarding pass to be admitted to secured
gate areas. If a confirmed passenger does not have a printed confirmation or
a ticket, they may request a faxed or emailed copy of their confirmation by
calling the American reservations number, 800-433-7300, or obtain a boarding
entitlement at the ticket counter prior to clearing security at the airport.
TWA customers should call that airlinebs reservations number, 800-221-2000.
Customers are asked to allow plenty of extra time at the airports to comply
with intensified baggage screenings and other heightened security measures b
two hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic flights and two and
one-half hours for international flights.
Customers ticketed for travel between Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 whose flight has
been cancelled may choose from three reaccommodation options by contacting
reservations, American/American Eagle ticket locations, or a travel agent.
First, American can reissue your ticket for the next available American
Airlines, American Eagle or TWA flight. Change fees will be waived. Second,
customers can change their reservations for future travel. These changes are
allowed for new travel on or before Nov. 15, 2001. As a third option,
customers may elect to receive a full refund to the original form of payment
or in the form of a voucher. This applies to totally unused tickets or
partially unused tickets. Change fees will be waived.
What to Expect at the Airport
September 13, 2001 3:40 p.m. EDT
In order to ensure the safety and security of airline passengers, heightened
security measures have been implemented at US airports. You may experience
the following upon arriving at the airport:
B7 Flights may be limited as operations resume after the Federal Aviation
Administration lifts the ground stop of all US air traffic.
B7 Increased passenger and baggage security screenings at all airports;
passengers are encouraged to minimize baggage (including carry-on baggage) to
the extent possible and arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to
B7 Check your luggage at the ticket counter; no curbside, Virtual Check-in,
kiosk, city ticket office or other off-airport location check-in will be
B7 Only passengers holding an electronic ticket receipt, travel agency
itinerary, Delta itinerary card, delta.com itinerary, boarding document, or a
paper ticket will be allowed past the security check point, subject to local
airport requirements. Customers who do not have an electronic ticket receipt,
must go to the ticket counter and obtain that document before going through
the security checkpoint.
B7 Current SkyMiles members can print itineraries.
B7 Aircraft and airport security sweeps similar to those conducted during the
Persian Gulf war.
B7 Unattended vehicles are banned near the terminals and will be towed.
B7 No knives of any size, or made from any material, are permitted on flights.
The sale of knifelike items is banned at airports.
B7 Heightened vigilance for unattended bags.
B7 Searches of aircraft cargo and passengers compartments.
B7 An increase in the number of uniformed law enforcement and military
B7 Random searches of service personnel, flight crews, and equipment.
B7 Reduced access points to secured areas at airports.
B7 Unaccompanied minors and passengers with special needs will continue to be
B7 Luggage may be checked at the airport within four hours of flight time.
B7 Additional information may be available from the US Department of
WHAT CUSTOMERS SHOULD KNOW
Northwest is urging customers to confirm the status of their flights at
www.nwa.com or at the airlinebs automated flight line (1-800-441-1818) before
proceeding to the airport.
Customers are urged to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their
flight departure time for domestic flights and two and one-half hours for
ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES
Northwest is cooperating fully with all of the Federal Aviation
Administrationbs increased security initiatives. Measures include:
Discontinued curbside check-in as well as off-airport checked baggage
Access beyond security checkpoints limited to passengers with electronic or
paper tickets, or with ticket confirmations
Increased aircraft and airport security inspections
Vehicles near airport terminals monitored closely
No knives of any size on flights
Increased passenger security screenings at all airports.
In addition, Northwest is instituting the following policies:
Suspension of unaccompanied minor travel and pet transport programs until at
least September 17.
The airline will continue its current policy of allowing one carry-on bag.
In order to ensure the safety and security of airline passengers, the
following security measures have been implemented at all U.S. airports:
Flights may be limited as operations resume after the Federal Aviation
Administration lifts the ground stop of all U.S. air traffic.
Due to increased passenger and baggage security screenings at all airports;
passengers should plan to arrive at the airport a minimum of two hours prior
to departure for all domestic flights and a minimum of two and a half hours
for international flights.
Luggage must be checked at the ticket counter. There will be no curbside,
city ticket office or other off-airport location check-in permitted.
Only passengers holding an electronic ticket receipt, travel agency
itinerary, US Airways itinerary card, usairways.com itinerary, boarding
document, or a paper ticket will be allowed past the security check point.
If there is any question as to whether information is acceptable, please go
directly to the ticket counter to check in.
Normal photo id requirements remain and customers may be required to show id
at any time.
Unaccompanied minors and passengers with special needs will continue to be
accepted and are required to go the airport ticket counter.
Luggage may be checked at the airport within four hours of flight time.
Unattended vehicles are banned near the terminals and will be towed.
No knives of any size, or made from any material, are permitted on flights.
Access points to secured areas at airports will be reduced.
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