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Handy info for traveling to and from Philadelphia Area Airports

If you plan to visit the Philadelphia area this summer, or you’re a Philly resident travelling out of town for vacation, you’ll likely be flying to or from one of our main Philadelphia airports: Philadelphia Airport (PHL), JFK Airport (JFK) or Newark Liberty Airport (EWR).

If your travel plans include one of these area airports, here is some useful information compiled into one article to help you get prepared, including airport contact info you can refer to when you’re ready to book your flight.

PHL, JFK or EWR Airport Travel

Some airport travel tips to help eliminate hassles during the check-in process:

  • Arrive early to allow for time to proceed through security checkpoints, particularly during heavy-travel seasons.
  • To save time at security checkpoints, get prepared in advance by reviewing the airport’s security measures before you travel.
  • Have your ID and boarding pass readily available, (and Visa/passport if applicable.)
  • Empty your pockets of keys, coins and other loose metal objects and place them in your carry-on, so everything may be scanned at once.
  • Remove any outer garments you may be wearing, (jackets, hats, etc) and shoes.
  • Pack your luggage in layers (to increase visibility of scanned baggage.)
  • Place as many items as possible in checked baggage; carry-ons should contain only those items that will need to be immediately on hand.
  • If traveling with medications, be sure to keep them in their original packaging, and bring accompanying prescription cards.

A partial list of some prohibited items not permitted on flights:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels are permitted in carry-ons in limited quantities, (one bag allowed in order to limit total volume.) Place any non-essential liquids in checked luggage for faster check-in. Place these items into one bag and X-ray them separately from the carry-on bag for faster security checking.
  • Loose (spare) Lithium batters are not allowed in checked baggage, only those batteries properly inserted into portable devices will be permitted. Some exceptions include those spare batteries used in cell phones or laptops, provided that battery terminals are covered.
  • Miscellaneous items regulated by security include sharp objects, sporting goods, firearms, tools, martial arts items, explosive & flammable materials, candles, aerosols and snow globes, among others.
  • For a more detailed list of allowed & prohibited items, plus a convenient “what can I bring when I fly?” iPhone and mobile app, visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) traveler information page.

Contact numbers you may need if you’re traveling through EWR, PHL or JFK Airports…

Philadelphia International Airport:

Location: 8800 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

General Information: (215) 937-6937

Automated Flight Information: (800) PHL-GATE

Website: www.phl.org

Lost & Found: (215) 937-6888

John F. Kennedy International Airport:

Location: Jamaica, New York, NY 11430

General Information: (718) 244-4444

Website: www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html‎

Lost and Found: (718) 244-4225

Newark Liberty International Airport:

Location: 3 Brewster Rd  Newark, NJ 07114

General Information: (973) 961-6000

Website: www.newarkairport.com

Lost & Found: (908) 787-0667

Transportation Security Administration:

General Information: 866-289-9673

Website: www.tsa.gov

PHL, JFK or EWR Airport Transportation

Traffic in and around Philadelphia area airports can get really congested, as you may already know – particularly during rush hour times and on weekends. If the frustration of navigating busy thoroughfares, in addition to airport check-in and boarding, sounds less than inviting to you, consider hiring a Philadelphia airport transportation service to take some of the pressure off your travel experience, so you can step away from it all and start your vacation before you even board your flight!

Hired drivers have a great deal of experience and familiarity with area roadways and travel routes, and our Philadelphia area airport transportation services have become surprisingly affordable in recent years — definitely worth looking into! Simply request a quick, no-obligation rate quote online and see how easy it can be to get to the airport… and on to a great summer in no time!

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Handy info for traveling to and from Philadelphia Area Airports

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