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TSA To Require Boarding Passes At The Security Checkpoint At Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Tuesday, August 10, 2004
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Transportation Security Administration


GULFPORT, Miss. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require passengers to have a boarding pass and a government-issued identification (ID) at the screening checkpoint at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport starting Wednesday, August 11, 2004.

The majority of airports now require boarding passes at the checkpoint. Passengers must 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 checkpoint at Gulfport-Biloxi, and boarding passes will no longer be issued at the gate. Boarding passes may be obtained on most airline websites, at ticket counters, or through airline computer kiosks.

"We would like to thank our partners, the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority and the airlines, for making this transition as smooth as possible," said Patrick Baroco, TSA Federal Security Director at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. "We believe this change will enhance security while simultaneously improving customer service for our passengers."

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