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[IP] Carry-on Baggage



Dear friends:

With the confusion about whether or not carry-on baggage will be permitted, I 
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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

AMERICAN AIRLINES

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.

DELTA

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 
departure. 
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 
permitted. 
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 
personnel. 
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 
accepted. 
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 
Transportation.

NORTHWEST

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 
international flights.

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 
acceptance

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.

US AIRWAYS

 
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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