Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
I have a trip coming up in a couple of weeks, IAD-STL-TUL, round trip. If you've used any of these airports, how long did it take to clear security? I'm planning to be at IAD 1 1/2 hours early. Will that be enough? If you parked at IAD, how was parking? Plenty of spaces?
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
I just flew into STL last night. From you schedule I assume you are on TW, I was on WN which has a seperate terminal at STL so I am not sure how they are doing it at the main terminal but at the East (WN) terminal I was out of my friends car and at my gate in less then ten minutes including checking at the counter before security. When I went through security it was simple: bag through the x-ray machine, walk through the scanner, show your ticket, show your ID, get wand run over you, have a dog sniff your bag and your on your way, no big deal.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 985 times:
I flew last week through STL. I was surprised that going through security at both MSP and MCI was a breeze, although all three airports were pretty much empty. I arrived two hours early on both ends and it only took me 10 minutes total to check in and get through security. I'm flying Wednesday again (MSP-STL-MCI-STL-LGA-STL-MSP). First time I'll be in NYC since the disaster - it's going to be weird. I heard that traffic is picking up at MSP today. That's a good sign.
Airbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 959 times:
I flew AUS-DFW-PHL 4 days ago on AA. Allow at least 2 hrs ahead of time. We were delayed on the tarmac for 2 hrs because they thought that someone had gotten on and off the plane. We had to play show and tell with EVERYONE'S luggage for 2 hours. Plus everyone is doing a 30 minute security check before flight as well, so you might board earlier than usual.
RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 910 times:
My girlfriend is flying in the Middle East. Last Wednesday she flew from Amman to Cairo in a Egypt Air flight. Tomorrow she is going to fly from Cairo to Madrid and on Wednesday will take the Lan Chile flight to Santiago.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 874 times:
I traveled PHX-SLC-ANC on saturday. No troubles. In fact, flight loads were so low that both departures were off the gate several minutes early. Security screening was a lot slower.. my best advice would be to skip the carry-ons if at all possible. The carry on bags were being searched from top to bottom and those of us with nothing but a ticket were whisked right through. Nice thing about everyone being scared to fly is that you are gonna get a row all to yourself. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to check in, although some airlines are recommending up to 3. Call the day before and confirm your reservation and also see how early they recommend you arrive. Good luck.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 834 times:
In the UK, at least on flights that don't begin or end in the US, everything is exactly as before. I flew from Heathrow to Corsica a few days after the WTC collapse and I expected some Army soldiers on the roads leading to LHR, and a lot more security but airport security in Europe is very tight anyway. The whole experience was extremely reassuring because it was so normal. I know I'll never get a jumpseat ride again but air travel will continue as before.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz