ORE. (June 6, 2013) – What to expect this summer at PDX
travel, more nonstop routes, and faster ways to enter the United States, all
await travelers this summer at Portland International Airport.
forecasts 4.4 million travelers from June through August, which would beat last
summer’s all-time record by 3 percent.
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.
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.
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.
Entry expedites entry into the U.S., and conditionally approved applicants can
now complete enrollment at the new PDX enrollment center.
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.
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.
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).