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Security & Travel Tips

Transportation Security Administration Online Resources

Travel Tips

  • Peak travel periods will occur on a daily basis. These daily peaks are expected to occur between 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM and between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Airline officials recommend that you arrive at Eppley well in advance of your scheduled departure time. Check with your airline in advance to determine the status of your flight.
  • During the Build OMA Terminal Drive & Canopy Project, the passenger pick-up and drop-off area is moving to the Level 1 of the South Garage. Travelers with disabilities can use the new pick-up and drop-off area or they may use the lane on the front drive that is designated for commercial vehicles. For additional assistance, please contact the Airport Communications Center at 402-661-8100. See the passenger pick-up and drop-off map for directions.
  • Vehicles cannot be left unattended on the front drive at ANY time. Unattended vehicles are ticketed and towed immediately.
  • All vehicles entering the airport are subject to search.
  • Remote parking is available and shuttle buses carry patrons to and from the terminal building.
  • Carry a photo ID on your person at all times.
  • Only ticketed passengers are allowed through the security screening checkpoints to go to the gate areas. Persons meeting arriving passengers should meet them in the main terminal building or baggage claim areas.  Please check the passenger’s airline for exceptions.
  • All electronic devices (cell phones, laptop computers, pagers, PDA’s, etc.) are x-rayed at the security screening checkpoints. Accessible property processing through the screening checkpoint is limited to one bag plus one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) per passenger. Medical assistance items (crutches, wheelchairs, etc.) are exempt from this requirement.
  • Remove all metal objects and electronic devices (jewelry, watches, pens, belts, coins, cell phones, PDA’s, pagers, etc.) from your person before passing through the screening magnetometers. Passengers may be asked to remove items including footwear, jackets and hats so they can be inspected by screening personnel.
  • Certain items are not permitted to be carried through the checkpoint on a person or in carry-on baggage. This includes metal scissors with pointed tips, knives of larger blade length and type, multi-tools, straight razors, toy weapons, box cutters, mace, pepper spray, etc. These types of items are confiscated at the security checkpoints. These and similar items may be placed in checked baggage. Please visit the TSA website for current listing on prohibited items.
  • Do not leave baggage or other personal belongings unattended.
  • Be aware that passenger security screening can be time consuming.
  • Checkpoint wait time monitors located throughout the terminal
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