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TSA Will Begin Requiring Boarding Passes At Security Checkpoints At Eppley Airfield

Thursday, August 5, 2004
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OMAHA, Neb. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require boarding passes and a government-issued identification (ID) at all screening checkpoints at Eppley Airfield starting Tuesday, August 17, 2004.

The majority of airports now require boarding passes at the checkpoint. Passengers are required to have their boarding pass and a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, military ID or passport, in hand as they enter the security checkpoint.

E-ticket receipts, itineraries (such as travel agent or airline itineraries) and vouchers will no longer provide access through the checkpoints at Eppley, and boarding passes will no longer be issued at the gates. Boarding passes may be obtained on most airline websites, at ticket counters, through airline computer kiosks, or at skycap curbside stations, depending on the airport.

"We would like to thank our partners, the Omaha Airport Authority and the airlines for making this transition as smooth as possible," said Michael Kudlacz, TSA Federal Security Director at Eppley Airfield. "We believe this change will enhance security while simultaneously improving customer service for our passengers."

For more information regarding air travel, including a list of prohibited items, please visit our Travelers and Consumers area.

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