Guide to flying through Tri-Cities Airport during summer travel season

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PASCO, Wash. — As summertime dawns on Eastern Washington, things are going to get busy at Tri-Cities Airport (PSC). Between new airlines flying through the region and travel restrictions loosening with COVID-19 transmission rates steadily declining, Washingtonians are flocking to the airport for a much-needed vacation or long-awaited reunion with loved ones.

Officials from the Tri-Cities Airport want to remind travelers about safety precautions and how flying looks a bit different in 2021.

First and foremost, travelers age 2+ on domestic and international flights are still required to wear masks/face coverings regardless of vaccination status. Tri-Cities Airport also has social distance markers, restricted seating and plexiglass windows in place as health and safety measures.

Airport officials suggest that travelers arrive at least an hour and a half before their scheduled departure as the summer travel season means that lines at the check-in counters and TSA security will be longer with an influx of passengers.

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The dining options at PSC are offering sit-down dining or food-to-go. PSC officials are excited about the airport’s new delivery system in which travelers can place an order from their smart device and have it delivered to the gate.

Tri-Cities Airport is offering new direct routes to destinations throughout the Western United States including San Diego and Hollywood-Burbank. To find out more about travel destinations through this airport, click here to visit its website.

Lastly, airport officials ask that travelers remember the 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels. You are allowed to bring three ounces of liquid in a one-quart bag, and only one bag is allowed per person. You are allowed to bring greater quantities of breast milk, medicine and hand sanitizer, but these items are subject to search by TSA agents.

So long as you keep these concepts in mind, you’re set for a summer full of vacation and fun!


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