Spring Break Air Travel Tips

With spring break approaching, HIAA would like to provide travellers with a few tips for a great airport experience.

Check Flight Status Before Leaving Home

Inclement weather, among other factors, can impact airline schedules. Travellers are advised to check with their airline directly  for the latest flight information before leaving for the airport.

Allow Plenty of Time for Processing

As always during busy peak travel periods, passengers are advised to allow extra time for all processing, including parking, check-in, and security screening.

Consider Airport Parking Options

There are a variety of parking options available at the airport. Travellers should allow extra time to find the most appropriate parking spot for their needs. Options include the parkade, the exterior parking lot in front of the terminal building, and the Park’N Fly lot, with complimentary shuttle service to the terminal. For the month of March 2017, Park’N Fly has a special rate of $49/week. Click here for details.

Know What to Pack

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for passenger and baggage screening. CATSA reminds passengers to pay particular attention to the regulations regarding liquids, gels and aerosols. Liquid items (including sunscreen) are only allowed in carry-on luggage when packed in containers with a capacity of 100 ml / 100 grams (3.4 oz.) or less. The containers must fit in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag no larger than 1 litre (1 quart) capacity. Only one bag per person is allowed. For more information about carry-on limitations please visit www.catsa.gc.ca/winter_vacation.

Have Proper Identification

Be familiar with the identification requirements of the destination country. For example, passengers travelling non-stop to the United States require a valid passport. For more information, visit http://travel.gc.ca/travelling.