Winter Travel Tips
With many passengers travelling during the holidays and to and from many popular sun destinations the winter months are a very busy time of year at Regina International Airport. To help ensure your travel plans run smoothly plan ahead and arrive at the airport early.
PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
Prior to your departure date, please remember the following:
- Ensure that you have all documentation required to travel. Requirements vary depending on whether you are travelling within Canada or to another country. Regardless, bring government-issued photo ID for all flights.
- Passport Canada recommends that you apply for a new passport if your current passport is damaged, destroyed or inaccessible. Travellers whose passport is damaged in any way could face significant delays or be denied entry at border crossings, or be denied boarding on flights.
- Confirm your passport has not expired. Check that the passport expiry date is well beyond your return date.
- Please note that all passengers, including Canadian and U.S. citizens, are required to present a valid passport or NEXUS card when travelling by air between Canada and the United States.
- Canadian passport information is available online at WWW.PPT.GC.CA.
- Specific documentation may be required for children under 18, especially if they aren't accompanied by their parents / guardians. Confirm the details with your airline.
- Check with your airline to confirm your flight, verify that your luggage is within size and weight restrictions, and clarify any questions you have regarding restrictions for carry-on and checked luggage.
- If you are travelling with pets, remember to ask about the airline's pet policy.
- Most airlines offer passengers the time-saving option of online check-in up to 24 HR prior to departure.
- You can access airline web check-in services and check your real-time flight information status at WWW.YQR.CA
ARRIVE EARLY, DEPART ON TIME!
YQR experiences heavier than normal traffic during the winter season with many travelling to a sun destination. As such, we strongly recommend that you arrive well in advance for both scheduled and charter departures. Please check with your airline regarding recommended check-in times.
Customers are advised to keep in mind security measures when preparing to travel. For the most up-to-date regulations governing carry-on and checked luggage, check the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website at HTTP://WWW.CATSA-ACSTA.GC.CA.
To assist with efficiently moving through security screening, please consider the following guidelines:
- Pack your own bags. Travel light; this will help you move through security screening quickly.
- Liquids, gels, and aerosols are permitted through security screening at Canadian airports provided that the items are all packaged in containers with a capacity of 100 ml/100 grams (3.4 oz) or less, and that the containers fit comfortably in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre (1 quart). One bag per passenger is permitted.
- Do not bring wrapped packages. Wrap your gifts once you arrive at your destination.
- Knives or knife-like sharp objects will not be permitted through pre-board screening. Ensure no sharp objects, such as scissors, are in your carry-on bag. Take time when packing, and avoid bringing anything that could be interpreted as a weapon or a dangerous item.
- Travellers bringing electronic equipment as carry-on must be prepared to declare them, and if required, demonstrate that they are in working order.
- Sports equipment such as skates, skis, snowboards, ski poles, hockey sticks and golf clubs are not permitted as carry-on items and must be transported as checked baggage.
- Avoid bringing non-permitted or dangerous goods by checking CATSA's permitted and non-permitted items list at: HTTP://WWW.CATSA.CA/ENGLISH/TRAVEL_VOYAGE/LIST.SHTML.
ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE - CATSA on Twitter
Launched in December 2012, CATSA will be using Twitter to communicate with passengers and offer tips about getting through security screeming quickly and easily.
You'll find CATSA in English at: @catsa_gc and in French at: @acsta_gc.
They will also be promoting the following hashtags:
1. In English:
#CATSA, #packingsmart, #packingtips, #traveltips, #catsascreening, #beforeyoufly, #travelling
2. In French: #ACSTA, #bienfairevosbagages, #conseilsbagages, #conseilsdevoyage, #controleacsta, #avantdevoyager, #envoyage
Regina Airport Authority (RAA) is committed to complying with all government directives to provide a safe and secure trip for all travellers. If you have any questions, please contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our direct line at 306-761-7555.