Current wait times/Parking capacity

Security Line < 10 minutes
Short Term Parking 66% Full
Long Term Parking 98% Full
Extended Parking 64% Full

Pittsburgh International Airport Traveler Advisory

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRAVELER ADVISORY

  • Summer Travel Tips
  • No curbside check-in for US Airways passengers beginning July 9

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2008) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority wants to make summer travel easier for passengers flying through Pittsburgh International Airport by offering air travel tips. "Planning ahead with your travel arrangements, and being prepared for changes will help make travel simple and enjoyable," explained Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Additionally, we wish to remind the customers of US Airways that effective Wednesday, July 9, US Airways will no longer be offering curbside check-in at the airport. If you have a bag to check, you will need to do so inside the terminal at the US Airways ticketing counter. US Airways will have a customer service agent on the curb for the first few days to help with this transition. Wheelchair assistance will still be available at the main entrance on the departures level.

The Allegheny County Police wish to remind passengers of the rules of the road that no vehicles are to be left unattended on the departure curb.

Curbside check-in is still available from these airlines: American, Delta, Northwest, Southwest and United.

US Airways announced that they will begin assessing a $15 fee for passengers’ first checked bags. The fee applies to travel on or after July 9, 2008. If you’ve already purchased a ticket for travel after July 9 the fee won’t apply. The airline also recently began charging $25 for second checked bags. The new checked bag policies apply to all flights to and from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as flights within the U.S.

Bag fees are now being charged by some airlines. Here is a table of the fees for airlines that operate at Pittsburgh International Airport. Please check the airline’s website for more information on the fees and policies.

Airline 1st
Checked
Bag
2nd
Checked
Bag
American $15 $25
Air Canada $0 $25
Air Tran $0 $20
Continental $0 $25
Delta $0 $25
JetBlue $0 $20
Midwest $0 $20
Northwest $0 $25
Southwest $0 $0
United $15 $25
US Airways $15 $25
USA 3000 $0 $25


The Airport Authority also asks passengers to remember the summer travel season is upon us. It would like to remind passengers to check with www.tsa.gov for packing procedures and to review the prohibited items lists. Additional travel tips for Pittsburgh International Airport::

  • Arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your flight.
  • Identify each bag with your name, address and contact number.
  • Keep valuables, medicine and other important items in your carry-on luggage.
  • Fireworks of any kind are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.
  • Familiarize yourself with the TSA’s guidelines for carry-on luggage.
    • Containers should be 3 ounces or less for liquids or gel.
    • 1 quart-size (7 ½” by 8”), clear plastic, zip-top bag to hold those containers.
    • 1 zip-top bag per traveler, to be removed from carry-on and placed in the security bin at the checkpoint.

In addition to these tips, travelers can visit the Pittsburgh International Airport website, www.FlyPittsburgh.com to get "real time" information on the length of the line at the security checkpoint, to learn the status of their flight and the exact level of available parking in short-term, long-term, and extended term parking. More information on TSA regulations for carry-on and checked luggage can be found at www.TSA.gov.

Jul 02, 2008

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