Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

(727) 2360284 or katies@​themooreagency.​com

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Fly Like a Pro This Hol­i­day Season

ECP’s top 10 pas­sen­ger trav­el tips

PANA­MA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Novem­ber 2, 2021) – With the hol­i­day trav­el sea­son upon us, ECP and its air­line part­ners are prepar­ing for an uptick in pas­sen­ger trav­el. For some peo­ple, it’s been more than two years since their last flight. Whether a fre­quent fly­er or first-time trav­el­er, ECP’s top 10 tips for hol­i­day trav­el will have you fly­ing like a pro this season. 

We expect an increase in pas­sen­ger trav­el this hol­i­day sea­son, both fre­quent fly­ers and those not so famil­iar with the Air­port process,” said Park­er W. McClel­lan, Jr., A.A.E., Air­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. Prepa­ra­tion and patience are vital for a smooth and safe trav­el experience.”

  1. Mask up. The Trans­porta­tion Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion (TSA) extend­ed the face mask require­ment for indi­vid­u­als across all trans­porta­tion net­works through­out the Unit­ed States, includ­ing at air­ports and onboard com­mer­cial air­craft through Jan­u­ary 18, 2022. Thank you for your coop­er­a­tion in the Ter­mi­nal and onboard the plane. 
  2. Pack like a pro. Don’t for­get the essentials. 
    • · Driver’s License/​ID/​Passport
    • · Print or Dig­i­tal Board­ing Pass
    • · Cash/​Credit Card
    • · Phone
    • · Keys
    • · Wal­let
    • · Charg­ers
  3. Arrive ear­ly. ECP expects an uptick in pas­sen­gers this hol­i­day sea­son. TSA rec­om­mends pas­sen­gers plan to arrive two hours before a domes­tic flight to ensure enough time to get through secu­ri­ty with time to spare. 
  4. Get Techy. Use tech­nol­o­gy to your advan­tage. Down­load your airline’s app to make check-in a smooth process. By dig­i­tal­ly check­ing in, avoid time wast­ed at the check-in counter and head straight to security. 
  5. Check out TSA PreCheck. Expe­ri­ence a smoother screen­ing process – no need to remove shoes, belts, 311 liq­uids, lap­tops, or light jack­ets. In Octo­ber 2021, 95% of TSA PreCheck pas­sen­gers wait­ed less than 5 min­utes. Apply now.
  6. Know what flies. Plan­ning and pack­ing prop­er­ly can facil­i­tate the screen­ing process and ease your trav­el expe­ri­ence. Know what you can pack in your car­ry-on and checked bag­gage before arriv­ing at the airport.
    • Grandma’s apple pie? Yes and yes! Check it or car­ry it on.
    • Christ­mas lights? Yes and yes! Check it or car­ry it on.
    • Baby food? Yes and yes! Check it or car­ry it on.
    • Child car seat? Yes and yes! Check it or car­ry it on.
    • Flow­ers? Yes and yes! Check it or car­ry it on.
    • Golf clubs? Golf clubs may be checked by not car­ried on. 
    • For a com­plete list of car­ry-on approved items, vis­it TSA​.gov to learn more.
  7. Fly ear­ly. There’s always a chance for a flight delay or can­cel­la­tion. Fly ear­ly in the day to avoid delayed flights or a missed connection. 
  8. Enjoy the experience. 
    • · Grab a local­ly craft­ed cold beer at ECP’s Land­ing Strip Bar or a hot cup of joe at Espressology. 
    • · Vis­it the Mil­i­tary Wel­come Cen­ter at ECP offer­ing a qui­et place for active duty, retired mil­i­tary per­son­nel and Depart­ment of Defense employ­ees to unwind. 
    • · Uti­lize the Ser­vice Ani­mal and Pet Ser­vice Area locat­ed just out­side the Air­port entrance. 
  9. The keys to Ground Trans­porta­tion. Our Ground Trans­porta­tion part­ners offer a vari­ety of options to access the Airport’s sur­round­ing areas. Keep in mind, the Flori­da Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion is lead­ing a four-land con­struc­tion project on SR 388 and SR79 to east of North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. While much of the work on SR 388 will take place off the exist­ing road­way, improve­ments along the four-mile project may impact traf­fic com­ing and going near the Air­port entrance.
  10. Pack your patience. ECP is ful­ly staffed, stocked, and pre­pared for a busy hol­i­day sea­son. The key to mak­ing hol­i­day trav­el headache-free is arriv­ing with plen­ty of time to get to the Gate. 


About North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) is locat­ed less than 30 min­utes from Pana­ma City Beach, Pana­ma City and the beach­es of South Wal­ton. Today, with ser­vice from Amer­i­can Air­lines, Delta Air Lines, South­west Air­lines, and Unit­ed Air­lines, ECP pro­vides dai­ly and sea­son­al flights to world­wide des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing non­stop flights between ECP and Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS) Bal­ti­more (BWI), Char­lotte (CLT), Chica­go (MDW/ORD), Colum­bus (CMH), Dal­las (DAL/DFW), Den­ver (DEN), Hous­ton (HOU/IAH), Kansas City (MCI), Nashville (BNA), Philadel­phia (PHL) St. Louis (STL), Wash­ing­ton DC (DCA) and more. ECP pro­vides the North­west Flori­da Region with first-class facil­i­ties and was strate­gi­cal­ly devel­oped for major eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. ECP is the gate­way to vis­i­tors seek­ing North­west Florida’s famous beach­es. Vis­it ifly​beach​es​.com to learn more.