Traveling, particularly air travel, is rated as one of the most stressful things we put ourselves through. To make your air travel experience as stress free as possible, we recommend the following.
Bring Proper Identification
There is a list of TSA approved identification that can be found here. This link also has information about the REAL ID Program that will be effective October 1, 2020. Please review this information if you have questions on what types of identification are approved for air travel, children ID requirements, what to do if you have lost your ID, and how to ensure you have a REAL ID before October 1, 2020.
Pack the bare minimum. Don’t try to bring everything for every occasion. The more baggage you bring to the airport, the more likely you will run into complications.
Know What You Are Carrying
Too many times, travelers are delayed at security checkpoints because of disallowed items in their carry-on bags. Many times, the traveler isn’t even aware the items are in their bags. Make sure you go through your bags and that you are not carrying prohibited items. A current list of prohibited items can be found here.
Dress for Success!
In today’s aviation world, security is tops! Security screeners take a hard look at everything that could conceivably be used as a weapon. Unfortunately, that means the more metal you have on your person when you go through the security check points, the harder security will look at you. While there is no dress code to fly, what you wear can make a difference in your traveling experience.
Give Yourself Time
Please arrive at the Jackson Hole Airport in plenty of time to check in and get through screening. Most airlines recommend 2 hours prior to scheduled departure. At the Jackson Hole Airport, the person checking you in is the same person loading your bags and boarding you. If you arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure there is a good chance no one will be available to check you in because they are loading bags. Just because there is no line doesn’t mean you will be helped.
In addition to the above, contact your airline for recommendations they may have to facilitate your trip. Also, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has put together an informative web page to help get you through airport security. Click here for TSA Travel Tips.
If you have missing or damaged items resulting from Security Screening at the Jackson Hole Airport, please fill out the Claims Form and mail it back to: Jackson Hole Airport Board, P.O. Box 159 Jackson, Wyoming 83001, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax the form to (307) 733-9270. Please be sure to also include proof of cost of the missing/damaged item(s).
Extended Tarmac Delay Plan
In the event of extended tarmac delays, this plan describes how to the extent practicable, Jackson Hole Airport will provide for the deplanement of passengers, provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport, and provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Click the following link to view the Extended Tarmac Delay Plan.
TSA Precheck Program and Global Entry
The Jackson Hole Airport is not an enrollment location for these programs, but does accept both types of credentials.
The Transportation Security Administration has launched a mobile app that allows travelers to check the weather at their favorite airport, get up to date information on prohibited carry-on items, check flight status, and many other features. Every traveler should download the MyTSA app to stay up to date with regulations and get through the checkpoint faster!