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TSA Issues Sdvisory for Travelers Departing Kahului Airport Due to Fire

TSA is advising travelers to arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG) more than two hours prior to flight departure today. On Thursday, July 11, multiple flights scheduled to depart OGG were canceled due to a brush fire north of the airport on Maui.   Many of the canceled flights were rescheduled for today, Friday, July 12. As a result, the number of travelers who will depart OGG will exceed the capacity of the TSA security checkpoint during multiple times throughout today.   TSA is using all available resources, including staffing all available lanes, to continue to screen travelers and their belongings during this surge in the number of departing flights. In the meantime, TSA offers the following tips for travelers:  

  • Arrive more than two hours prior to flight departure.
  • Consider checking your luggage. Reducing the number of carry-on bags and personal items that need to be screened through the security checkpoint saves time for all travelers.
  • Be prepared for the screening process. Don’t bring prohibited items to the security checkpoint. Use TSA’s “Can I Bring?” feature to find out whether an item is allowed in your carry-on luggage or if it needs to be placed in checked luggage. This information is available on TSA’s website (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all) or you can download the “MyTSA” app for on-the-go travel advice.

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