Travel Tips

TRAVEL TIPS

Traveler Information

Preparing for travel can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. By being informed and observing these basic travel guidelines your airport experience can be the smooth beginning of a great travel adventure.

Before Leaving for the Airport 

»Visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website for helpful information, videos and travel tips to facilitate the screening process . For more information visit www.tsa.gov/travel.

» Pack smart. Thoroughly check your baggage before leaving for the airport to avoid mistakenly carrying on prohibited items. View prohibited items list

» Have proper travel documents to include your valid photo ID or passport.

» Know your airline’s specific baggage and carry-on policies and fees. They will vary by airline.

» Always check your Flight Status directly with your airline before leaving for the airport.

A passport

More Travel Tips

Arrive Early

Fresno Yosemite International Airport encourages travelers to plan ahead and arrive at the Airport 2 hours prior to departure time for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

Be Prepared for Security Screening

Airport security screening is operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security and serves to protect the nation's transportation systems. TSA CHECKPOINT OPENS AT 4:30 AM

Consider TSA Pre®

TSA Pre✔® is a pre-screening initiative that allows travelers the ability to move through security checkpoints with greater efficiency and ease when traveling.

» The Fresno TSA pre-check enrollment center is located at 2915 Tulare Street

» Hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday- Friday

Know the “3-1-1” Rule for Liquid Carry-Ons

The amount of liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes you may carry through the security checkpoints is restricted by the TSA. This is also known as the” 3-1-1” Rule. You may take:
» 3 ounce (100ml) or smaller size containers of liquids or gels

» 1 quart-size clear plastic zip-top bag to hold the 3 ounce or smaller containers

» 1 bag per traveler

Containers in a Zip-loc bag, fitting into a 7.5 in. by 8 in. area.

 


If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.


Items exceeding the “3-1-1” Rule for Liquid Carry-On will be confiscated by TSA

Business Travel Amenities

At Fresno Yosemite International Airport we strive to make your business travel experience as easy and productive as possible.

» TSA Pre®  expedited security screening for enrolled members

» Complimentary wi-fi throughout the terminal

» Power outlets in seating areas throughout the terminal

» Rental Car Center conveniently located on the first floor in Baggage Claim for quick departure from the airport

» Thanks Again rewards program, allowing travelers to maximize their airline miles or hotel points, and earn rewards faster

» Restaurants and concessions pre- and post-security with extended hours

Traveling with Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The Airport has a service animal relief area located post security. Each airline has specific requirements and specifications for traveling animals. Please inquire with your airline for required paperwork, vaccinations and fees.

Small dog standing next to a vintage blue suitcase

TSA Tips For Traveling With Children

» TSA allows children 12 and under to leave their shoes, light jackets and headwear on during screening

» Children will not be separated from their parent or guardian during the screening process

» Remove infants and children from carriers and carry them in your arms through the walk-through metal detector

» Modified screening procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of a pat-down

» Place all carry-on baggage such as children’s toys, bags and blankets on the X-ray belt for screening

» Strollers, baby carriers, car and booster seats and backpacks must also be screened by X-ray. Equipment that does not fit through the X-ray machine will undergo a visual/physical inspection by TSA officers

» For additional tips and information, please visit the TSA’s Traveling with Children webpage.

Mother’s Room

Fresno Yosemite International Airport features a Mother’s Room, a private area in which mothers can express milk. The Mother’s Room is centrally located post-security screening along the passageway to the airline boarding gates. Amenities include a comfortable seating area, soft lighting, electrical outlets and granite countertop with a sink, all designed to create a nurturing environment for passengers and working mothers.

Travel Tips Video: Security Screening for Infant-Care Items

Travel Tips Video: Pregnant Travelers

Travelers with Special Circumstances

TSA Cares Helpline 

Provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the screening process .Call toll-free at +1.855.787.2227 prior to traveling to ask questions about screening policies, procedures and about what to expect at the security checkpoints. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. PST, excluding federal holidays. Travelers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can use a relay service to contact TSA Cares or can e-mail: TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.

Wounded Warrior Travel
Wounded warriors can receive screening assistance by using the TSA Cares Helpline

 

Travelers with medical conditions or needing special assistance

» Contact your airline directly prior to traveling to make special arrangements
» Contact TSA Cares Helpline 72 hours prior to traveling

AeroMexico Airlines - Request special services through website or by contacting passenger assistance line. Visite nuestro sitio de internet  o por teléfono: línea telefónica gratuita para pasajeros aéreos con discapacidades.
+1.800.778.4838 (voz)
+1.800.455.9880 (TTY)

Alaska Airlines - Request special services through website or by calling Alaska Airlines Reservations at +1.800.252.7522 (TTY: Dial 711 for Relay Services),

Allegiant Airlines - Request special services through website.

American Airlines - Request special services through website or by calling +1.800.433.7300, for hearing or speech impaired assistance, call +1.800.543.1586.

Delta Airlines - Request special services through website or by calling the Disability Assistance line at +1.404.209.3434. For customers with hearing or speech disabilities: Dial 711.

United Airlines - Request special services through website or by calling United's 24-hour Accessibility Desk at +1.800.228.2744.

Volaris Airlines - Request special services through website. Visite nuestro sitio de internet.