You will receive your travel documents, to include exact air itinerary, approximately 14 days prior to departure. If you are traveling with the group from Lafayette, your KLFY-TV 10 travel staff will meet you on Wednesday, December 5th at the Continental Airlines ticket counter (Lafayette Regional Airport) where you will receive your boarding passes and other information. The airlines request that you arrive at the ticket counter two hours prior to the departure of your flight. Even though you have a domestic connection, this will be an international check-in for the final destination of Calgary, Canada. There is no curbside check-in for international flights. Your luggage should be checked to Calgary (YYC).
If you have made arrangements to travel from another gateway, you will receive your travel documents approximately two weeks prior to your departure. The documents will be sent by Federal Express to the address listed on your participant information form. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will not be traveling from Lafayette.
At security screening, passengers will be asked to remove outer garments (coats, jackets, sweaters, etc.) and place them on the x-ray machine belt. In addition, you should be prepared to empty all pockets and place these items in trays provided at security screening. All cell phones, pagers and laptop computers (which must be powered up) will be x-rayed. The screening process will be expedited if you do not wear an excessive amount of jewelry or other metal objects. Please be sure to pack your film and camera in your carry-on luggage. The x-ray machines used for checked luggage can damage your used and unused film. Please do not pack any sharp objects (scissors, pocket knives, razors, nail file, etc.) or any aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant, etc.) in your carry-on luggage. These types of items must be packed in your checked luggage or will be taken away at security.
REVISED RESTRICTIONS FOR CARRY-ON LUGGAGE
By Order of the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration
Air travelers may now carry liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag when going through security checkpoints. With certain exceptions for prescription and over-the-counter medicines, baby formula and breast milk, and other essential liquids, gels, and aerosols, the following rules apply to all liquids, gels, and aerosols you want to carry through a security checkpoint.
1. All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in three-ounce or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. Each container must be three ounces or smaller.
2. All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon size bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.
3. Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from their carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.
A convenient rule of thumb is:
3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure. Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.
Please keep in mind that these rules were developed after extensive research and understanding of current threats. They are intended to help air travelers bring essential toiletries and other liquids, gels and aerosols for short trips. If you need larger amounts of liquids, gels and aerosols such as toothpaste or shampoo, please place them in your luggage and check them with your airline.
To ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers there are no limits on the amounts of the following liquids, gels and aerosols you may carry through a security checkpoint:
1. All prescription and over-the-counter medications (liquids, gels, and aerosols) including KY jelly, eye drops, and saline solution for medical purposes;
2. Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition;
3. Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and,
4. Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medically related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions.
You are not limited in the amount or volume of these above items you may bring in your carry-on baggage. However, if these items are in containers larger than three ounces, please perform the following:
1. Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
2. Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint.
3. Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to additional screening.
We have also taken steps to ensure the security boarding areas after you pass through our security checkpoints. Therefore, any liquid, gel, or aerosol such as coffee or soda purchased in the secure area after you process through a security checkpoint is allowed aboard the plane. You are permitted to bring solid cosmetics and personal hygiene items as such lipstick, lip balm and similar solids.
FREQUENT FLYER INFORMATION
You may accrue mileage on your roundtrip flights from Lafayette to Banff on US airline programs, such as Continental, American, Northwest, Delta and Alaska as well as many international airlines. Please provide the name on the account, the airline and your account number on the Participant Information Form.
Upgrade to Business Class:
The group ticket on Continental is not upgradeable with miles. You may pay the difference between an upgradeable coach class ticket and the group ticket, and use your miles to upgrade to first/business class. If you wish to do this, please contact Tepper Incentives as soon as possible as these types of seats sell out quickly. Please contact Saskia Charbonneau at Tepper Incentives. Telephone: (415) 255-9434 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.