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PORTLAND, ORE. (June 6, 2013) – What to expect this summer at PDX

Record travel, more nonstop routes, and faster ways to enter the United States, all await travelers this summer at Portland International Airport.

Record travel

PDX forecasts 4.4 million travelers from June through August, which would beat last summer’s all-time record by 3 percent.

Travelers should arrive two hours before their flights. This is the combined time it takes to park, ride a shuttle bus to the terminal, check a bag, and go through security. This is especially true for flights departing before 8 a.m., or between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Travelers on international flights, or with children, or with disabilities or medical conditions that could impact travel, should add 30 minutes. Those traveling at other times should allow at least 90 minutes.

Travelers can find more PDX travel tips at www.pdx.com, and stay in touch with new developments at PDX on Twitter @flypdx. Transportation Security Administration travel tips and a complete list of items prohibited on flights are at www.tsa.gov.

More nonstop routes

Additional nonstop flights options include:

• Atlanta—Alaska Airlines launches daily service beginning Aug. 26.

• Bellingham, Wash.—Alaska offers daily service starting June 9.

• Boston—JetBlue Airways adds a second flight July 12-Oct. 14.

• Chicago—American Airlines launches twice daily flights beginning June 12.

• Cleveland—United Airlines offers daily service from June 5-Aug. 26.

• Dallas/Fort Worth—Alaska launches daily flights beginning Sept. 16.

• Fairbanks, Alaska—Alaska provides daily flights from June. 8-Sept. 30.

• Los Angeles—Delta Air Lines offers four daily flights beginning Sept. 3.

Global Entry

Global Entry expedites entry into the U.S., and conditionally approved applicants can now complete enrollment at the new PDX enrollment center.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance program for pre-approved low-risk international travelers entering the U.S. Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in other CBP Trusted Traveler programs, and Transportation Security Administration Pre, which allows expedited screening benefits during domestic travel on participating airlines.

Applicants must first fill out an application at www.globalentry.gov and pay a $100 non-refundable application fee. Once the application is reviewed, applicants will receive a message in their Global Entry Enrollment System account instructing them to schedule an interview at an enrollment center. The PDX enrollment center operates Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Applicants should bring to the enrollment center valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver's license or ID card. Lawful permanent residents must present permanent resident cards. At the enrollment center, a CBP officer will ask applicants questions, take their photo, and collect biometric information (e.g. fingerprint scan).


Contact: Steve Johnson 503.415.6591



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