Overview

Have a question about the products or services we provide?  Or perhaps you have a question about our all new website?  You've come to the right place then because many of those questions are answered here.  If you don't see your question answered, head over to our Contact Us page and we'll do our best to get right back to you.

Yankee Trails

All departments are open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM. Our Motorcoach Tour Department and Travel Agency are also open Saturdays 9:00AM - 2:00PM.

Directions to each of our departure points can be found under About Us > Departure Points, or click [HERE].

You can book seats on our Motorcoach Tours here on our website, by phone at (518) 286-2400 (NY), (352) 633-4643 (FL) or Toll Free (800) 822-2400.  Or, reserve your seat(s) in person at our Rensselaer (NY) or Sabal Palms, Lady Lake (FL) office. Need help booking online? See step-by-step instructions.

Yes, however Yankee Trails is not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged while on one of our Motorcoach Tours or Charters. While the bus does remain locked, we highly recommend not leaving any valuables onboard.

 Yes - if you think you left an item on one of our motorcoaches, call our garage at (518) 286-1800.

Please note effective 1/1/2019 we no longer accept American Express as a form of payment.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

We accept cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), personal checks, in addition to Yankee Trails gift cards, coupons, and complimentary gift certificates.

We do not use "tickets" to board the bus, but recommend that you bring your confirmation. On tours where a ticket is required to enter a venue, such as a Broadway show or sporting event, tickets are distributed on the day of departure as you board the bus.

All tours must be paid in full before the date of departure. One Day Motorcoach Tours must be paid two weeks prior to departure, and Multi-Day Tours must be paid 30 days prior to departure. Ticketed events (i.e. Broadway shows, sporting events, Radio City Christmas Show, etc.) must be paid within 7 days of making the reservation.

We highly recommend our "Protect Your Buck" Cancellation Insurance, which can be purchased up to 30 days before your trip. For details on this insurance, and our cancellation and refund policies, click [HERE].

 Yes! If yourself or a member of your group cannot go on a tour you've reserved, someone may take their place. We simply ask that you do your best to notify us in advance of any name changes to your reservation.

We highly recommend that you board at the location you signed up for. Drivers have a manifest indicating where passengers are supposed to board. Boarding at the location you signed up for ensures that all pick-ups run smoothly, without any unnecessary delays.

Yes. we do allow food and coolers on the bus. We only ask that you clean up your area before disembarking. Garbage bags are available onboard. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

 The best way to give the "Gift of Travel" is with a Yankee Trails gift card! They can be purchased in any dollar amount and can be used toward any of our motorcoach, cruise, or air packages. Best of all, they never expire! Click on Gift Cards at the top of the page to order online.

First of all, that's called "chartering a bus". You can start by requesting a quote online - click [HERE] to fill out a form, and one of our knowledgable Charter Department staff members will contact you with more information. You may also contact our Charter Department by phone at (518) 286-2400 (NY), (352) 633-4643 (FL) or Toll Free (800) 822-2400.

We offer a group discount of 10% for reservations of 10 or more passengers (restrictions apply, please inquire before booking).
An Early Bird discount of 5% is offered on select Multi-Day tours when you book and pay in full at least 90 days in advance (please inquire when making reservations).
Members of our Preferred Customer Email Club receive exclusive last-minute discounts, along with coupons every Friday! Click [HERE] to receive these discounts.
We do not offer senior or AAA discounts.

While browsing our website or catalogs, you'll see Travel Point values next to our Motorcoach Tours. Since 1999, Yankee Trails has awarded Travel Points for each Motorcoach Tour you book under your account. These points are added automatically to your account and do not expire!

For every 1,000 points you accrue, apply them toward the next motorcoach tour of your choice for a savings of $20!  To redeem your Travel Points, simply mention them to a representative at the time of booking (sorry, but we can't accept Travel Points with online reservations).

Travel Points are non transferable and are applied to the account that the reservation is made under, so if you're going on a tour with a friend, but you'd each like your "own" points, you should book separately under your own respective accounts.

If you have any additional questions about our Travel Points Program, feel free to contact us during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-2pm) at 518-286-2400.

As long as the child, under the age of two, does NOT occupy a seat on the bus and remains on the lap of an adult for the duration of the trip, there is no charge for that child. However, depending on the tour, there may be costs associated with the tour that you would still be responsible for (i.e. attractions, show tickets, etc.). Please contact our office for more accurate information related to specific tours.

For those patrons requesting specific seats (i.e. motion sickness, recent surgery or injury, or to sit together with a group), we recommend arriving early at the first departure point. Priority Seating is no longer granted in these instances, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

For those patrons with disabilities, please refer to the Disabilities and Assistance section of our website.

To use Wi-Fi while on a Yankee Trails bus, follow these steps:

1) Perform a network scan on your device.

2) Choose "UNITE _ _ _ _", where a 4-digit unique alphanumeric value is included in the network name.
Do NOT choose the similar network which includes "- GUEST".

3) When prompted, enter the PASSWORD: yankeetrails (case sensitive)

Wi-Fi (wireless internet service) will be provided with limited connectivity, on a first come, first served basis. Out of courtesy to others onboard, we ask that you limit use to 15-30 minutes. The streaming of any type of video file will be prohibited. Yankee Trails will not be responsible for connectivity issues preventing passengers from utilizing the wireless network. Wi-Fi service is not guaranteed.

 BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE:

For 4, 5, 6 & 7 Day Cruises:

  • 1 Checked per person
  • 1 Carry-On per person

For 8 or More Day Cruises:

  • Up to 2 Checked per person
  • 1 Carry-On per person

Baggage will be handled by the cruise personnel upon arrival at the Pier.  Maximum Bag Weight: 50lbs

Your bus isn't scheduled to arrive in Manhattan, Bayonne, NJ or Boston, MA, until 10:30am-11:30am, so enjoy breakfast onboard your ship and take your time disembarking.  However, when making your disembarkation arrangements with the ship, be sure to request the proper number/color/code for luggage tags that ensure you can get to the Customs and Pick-Up Area in time to meet your bus.  Generally speaking, if you are headed to these areas by 9:30am, you should have plenty of time to board the bus when it arrives.

Unfortunately we do not have a "reserved" parking spot at the ports in either Manhattan, Bayonne, NJ or Boston, MA.  However, we will be picking you up in the same general area of the port that we dropped you off.  This is the PASSENGER ARRIVAL AREA, NOT the Departure Area.

Our new Text 2 Join option is very simple to use:

  • Text YANKEETRAILS to 22828
  • Once you've received the welcome message, confirming you've entered the Key Word and number accurately, provide us with the email address you would like us to use when sending you our exclusive Preferred Customer Email Club member notices.

There are a few things to be aware of before you start using Text-to-Join (as of June 24, 2015):

  • US Subscribers Only - For the time being, Text-to-Join isn't available internationally.
  • Opting-In For Emails Only, Not Text - When using Text 2 Join, you are opting in to receive future emails, not future text messages.
  • Carrier Limits - Text-to-Join is currently only supported by the United States phone carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alltel, Boost, and Nextel. The Google Voice app will not work with Text-to-Join, even if it is on a supported carrier phone.
  • Message and Data Rates may apply. Text HELP for help, text STOP to end. Privacy: http://www.constantcontact.com/privacy_guarantee.jsp

The bags you bring with you on board the plane typically answer to the highest levels of regulations. The Transportation Security Administration provides extensive lists of items that you are prohibited to pack in carry-on luggage. For example, you cannot pack sharp objects, sporting goods and martial arts items, firearms and tools within carry-on luggage. In many cases, these items are acceptable in checked luggage. For absolute certainty, consult the TSA requirements for updates before packing.

1.    Passengers may bring portable O2 machines on the bus.

2.    Several of our busses have AC/DC outlets at each seat. If necessary, for a portable oxygen apparatus, be sure to request at time of booking.  NOTE:  The area used for handicap access does not have an outlet.

3.    Passengers may NOT bring O2 tanks to store under the bus. However, they can have one tank running and spare at their seats (NOT in overhead compartment or beneath the bus in luggage compartment). If they are on a cruise and need tanks then they must make arrangements to order the service for their stateroom.

4.    In-Room O2 Concentrators can go under the bus and cannot be charged as extra baggage.

Cruise

Please watch this video as it answers just about every question you might have!
[ CRUISE EXPRESS - KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! ]

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:  518-874-4979

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU RETURN FROM YOUR CRUISE
Yankee Trails would like to thank you for choosing our Cruise Express Shuttle Service.  In addition to the phone line we've set up (above) for shuttle updates, and the general time at which our bus will arrive, we would like to also give you some helpful tips to consider, upon your arrival back from the cruise you've taken.

What are those stickers for?
To help identify you, please place the "Yankee Trails Cruise Express" sticker on the outer part of your clothing prior to getting off the ship, so it can be seen by our driver.

What time should I plan to get off (disembark) the ship?

Northeast Passengers:  Your bus isn't scheduled to arrive until 10:30-11:30am, so enjoy breakfast onboard your ship and take your time disembarking. However, when making your disembarkation arrangements with the ship, be sure to request the proper number/color/code for luggage tags that ensure you can get to the Customs and Pick-Up Area in time to meet your bus.  Generally speaking, if you are headed to these areas by 9:30am, you should have plenty of time to board the bus when it arrives.

Florida Passengers:  Enjoy breakfast and leave the ship with reasonable speed.  Do not get off of the ship several hours early as there is nowhere to sit and be comfortable.  Please make sure you have the appropriate color/number/luggage tag (given to you by the cruise line when you board the ship) to disembark as follows:

Be Off Ship for Pick-Up/Departure Between:

Port of Miami:   8am-8:30am
Port Everglades at Ft. Lauderdale:  9am-9:30am
Port Canaveral, Orlando:  9am-9:30am
The Port at Tampa Bay:  9am-9:30am

NOTE: The shuttle will NOT wait for you to go back for left behind luggage.  You must contact the port and arrange for left behind luggage to be shipped home.

Where will the bus pick me up after I've disembarked the ship/cleared customs?

Northeast Passengers:  Unfortunately we do not have a "reserved" parking spot in the port.  However, we will be picking you up in the same general area of the port that we dropped you off.  This is the passenger arrival area, NOT the departure area.

Florida Passengers:  Your return trip pick-up location is generally in the area of the Customs and Immigration clearance exit.  The shuttle will leave the pier as soon as all passengers are boarded.  Please be on time!

How do I know which bus is mine?

Northeast Passengers:  The morning of your return you will receive a text from Yankee Trails.  There will be a link in the text that will provide you with your bus number, and you will be able to track your bus via GPS from Rensselaer (NY) to the port.

Florida Passengers:  Look for the Yankee Trails motor coach located right outside the Terminal Building.  If there is more than one bus, please proceed to the bus tag color that you are assigned to.

Why do you need my cell phone number?

The Cruise Express Driver may call to confirm your position.  If you have not given us a correct cell phone number, we cannot reach you.  Make sure the driver has your correct phone number before leaving the shuttle upon your arrival.  Also make sure your phone is charged the evening before you return, and powered on once you've arrived in port.  In addition to being reached by phone, this is also how you will receive text messages, regarding the location of your shuttle.

Should gratuities be offered to the driver and/or baggage handlers?

Gratuities (tips) for both the Driver and/or Baggage Handlers at the port are NOT included in the price you paid for our Cruise Express Shuttle Service.  They are of course appreciated by both and should be made at your own discretion.

What if there's an emergency and in some way I could affect the shuttle service?

In the event there is an extreme emergency (ie. illness or injury and your cruise ended prematurely), our offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm (EST) and Saturday, 9am-2pm (EST) and may be reached toll free 1-800-822-2400 (Offices are closed Sunday but you may call our Cruise Express Information Center at 518-874-4979.  This is available 24/7.)

NOTE:  The Cruise Express will make every effort to provide that all passengers arrive and return within reasonable time.  Please note that unexpected delays may occur, most of the time beyond our control (inclement weather, traffic conditions, etc.).  Safety is always our main priority and will be the focus of any resolution to these delays.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance of these situations.

Rarely. Popular cruise itineraries ply some of the calmest waters in the world. In addition, stabilizers on modern ships, availability of advance weather information, and development of effective preventative medications have, for the most part, eliminated the incidence of motion discomfort.

While cruise ships are not comprehensive medical facilities, cruise lines understand that some people may have health needs during a cruise. Thus they are committed to providing first response and emergency care to guests until they can be transferred to a shoreside medical facility. Most cruise lines have 24-hour medical services and staff operating under guidelines developed in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians (AECP). Cruise lines and travel agents encourage vacationers to obtain medical insurance, travel with adequate supplies of medical prescriptions and devices and to disclose pre-existing medical conditions before sailing.

Tipping is a matter of individual preference. A general rule of thumb is $3.50 - $5.00 per person per day for your cabin steward and dining room waiter and about half that for the dining room assistant. Other shipboard personnel can be tipped for special services or at your discretion. Some lines include an automatic gratuity in the price of your cruise and will advise you of that as well as the amount while other lines maintain a no tipping policy. Check with your travel agent regarding the individual cruise line’s policies.

Without a doubt. Cruising offers an atmosphere that’s just right for romance...cozy dinners for two, strolling on deck at sunset, dancing the night away (even under the stars). Most lines provide special services – from Sunday or Monday departures to champagne and breakfast in bed.

Also, some ships offer special packages for performing a marriage ceremony or renewing marriage vows.

Virtually all dining rooms are smoke free as are designated areas in other public rooms onboard the ship. Check with your travel agent regarding the individual cruise line’s policies.

Most ships can accommodate salt-free, low-carbohydrate, low cholesterol, diabetic, or other diet preferences. This request should be made in advance, so be sure to advise your travel agent when you book your cruise.

Choices, choices and more choices. During the day, there are many different dining options – in the formal dining room, on deck, in a pizzeria and at an espresso bar, to name just a few. At night, most ships offer several venues. Some ships’ dining rooms can accommodate all guests at one time, called a “seating.” Many ships offer you a choice of several seating times, and others offer multiple restaurants for “anytime” dining. More traditional ships have two seatings in their formal dining rooms, which differ only by time: typically 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

To choose, just decide whether you prefer to dine early or late – then have your travel agent request your preference when you book your cruise. Frequently, you can choose to enjoy dinner someplace other than the formal dining room, such as in an intimate restaurant that features Italian or Asian cuisine. More and more cruise lines are opening up their informal lido areas to evening dining, where the dress and dishes always are casual, and sometimes, you can even eat out under the stars. And a large number of ships offer romantic in-cabin dinners. The choice is yours!

Pack like you would for any resort. Cruise vacations are casual by day, whether you're on the ship or ashore. In the evening, ships vary as to dress. As on shore, attire is dictated by occasion. At the Captain's Gala, for example, you'll probably want to wear something more formal, such as a dark suit, or cocktail dress; perhaps even a dinner jacket or gown.

On a cruise vacation, the entertainment is on the house. There’s no cover, minimum or charge for an admission ticket. The shows are live, films first-rate and all included in your cruise fare.

When the stars come out, a cruise ship turns on. There’s dancing, live entertainment, nightclubs and lounges, feature films, and parties with all your new friends. Most ships also have casinos. What’s more, there are many special events like the Captain’s Cocktail Party, Passenger Talent Night, Broadway-style shows and Las Vegas-type revues.

More and more cruise vacations are booked by families with children. Twenty-five percent of cruisers sail with children and a majority of cruise lines provide plenty of supervised activities for kids, especially during school holidays. If your children enjoy swimming, sports, games, movies and the adventure of new places, they’ll love a family cruise. You’ll find that children adapt to shipboard life with ease, and you won’t have to wonder what they’re up to every minute. Trained youth counselors will help keep them safe, busy and entertained. Ships even offer different types of age-appropriate activities, suitable for toddlers to teens.

So much that you’ll have a hard time choosing! You can explore on your own or take a guided tour (referred to as shore excursions). Search ancient ruins or hunt for shopping bargains. Ride a raft over river rapids or a horse across miles of hills and beaches. Climb a waterfall or pyramid. Follow the footsteps of history or the wake of a waterskiing boat. If there’s still time, play golf or tennis. Learn how to windsurf. Sun and swim at some of the world’s best beaches. Catch a record marlin. Sail, snorkel or Scuba dive. Take a cable car to the top of a mountain. Explore dark catacombs.

In short, cruising is the perfect way to sample a number of new destinations and try all the things you’ve ever dreamed of doing, while never having to pack and unpack!

Hardly! Being at sea gives you a feeling of total freedom that no land-based resort can offer. There’s plenty of room and it will probably take you two or three days just to discover everything that’s on board. Plus, you get the added adventure of exploring many exciting ports of call, often a new one every day of the trip!

Cruise ships are floating resorts with all the choices fine resorts have to offer. You can lie back in a lounge chair, breathe in the sea air, soak up the sun, read good books, or watch the ever-changing seascape. Smaller ships focus on the treasures and delights of myriad destinations.

If you’re more active, join in exercise or dance classes, or sports contests. Practice your tennis stroke or golf swing, or take in some fresh air on the jogging deck. Or you can swim, stretch out in the sauna or work out in the gym. You can also watch a feature film, attend an enrichment lecture by experts, or play backgammon and bridge. And that’s just when you’re on board!

Contact Stephanie at "Special Needs Group"
1-800-513-4514

Cruise Ports Serviced:
Miami  |  Fort Lauderdale  |  Port Canaveral

Standard Rate: $185.00 for seven (7) days.
Call for rates for longer cruises.

Required Data:
1. Height and Weight
2. Port, Sailing, and Return Date
3. Cabin Number and Reservation Number

Scooter is delivered directly to your stateroom onboard the ship.

We recommend a passport on all cruises. While the U.S. Government may not require a Passport for Sea travel on certain “closed loop cruises” originating in the U.S. and for travel only within the Western Hemisphere, other specified documentation is required. For specific U.S. governmental Passport and Visa regulations visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/contact-us/passports.html

Be sure to ask your travel agent what passport requirements apply to your cruise vacation. We strongly recommends that all travelers apply for or renew their passports as soon as possible. Government regulations are continually being modified and it is best to be prepared. Besides, a passport grants you unlimited cruise vacation options around the world!

There are cruises designed to suit virtually every interest and personal preference.

The choices include: boutique, luxury cruises with globetrotting itineraries; large, contemporary ships with a fantastic array of recreational facilities; classic vessels evoking the time-honored traditions of cruising; special interest or exploration cruises specializing in unique destinations with an accent on cultural enrichment; river voyages into the heart of a destination.

There are cruise lines that feature soft adventure expeditions to such unique frontiers as Antarctica, the Amazon Rain Forest or the African Serengeti. Or, discover historical legacies closer to home with enlightening itineraries to New England, French Canada, Colonial America, and America’s Rivers.

For experienced travelers, destination-focused cruises specialize in culturally-rich ports of call with itineraries dedicated to illuminating such historic, world-class treasures as the antiquities of classical Greece, the Polynesian paradise of Hawaii, the fabled splendor of Norwegian fjords or the castles and museums of Europe’s rivers.

For many, the perfect vacation includes the non-stop fun and sun of a tropical resort-style cruise to the Caribbean, where you can sample a variety of island cultures and cuisines while relaxing your cares away. Plus, many cruise lines create special “themes” on board, with entertainment ranging from jazz festivals and classical music concerts to golf clinics and murder mysteries at sea!

Far from it. Ships range from intimate and yacht-like to vessels stretching longer than three football fields. You can sail with fewer than 100 fellow guests or with more than 5,000.

Enjoy atmospheres ranging from casual to formal, contemporary to classic. Enjoy the endless activities offered on a contemporary resort-style cruise, or immerse yourself in the culture of a destination on a special interest cruise.

Wherever you want! Cruises visit over 500 ports worldwide and practically every destination accessible by water. You can embark on your cruise vacation from a wide variety of over 30 North American ports close to home or exciting and exotic locations around the globe.

As long or short as you want. Cruise lines offer itineraries from one night to three months.

Cruising is the best vacation value! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget. Your cruise fare includes your accommodations, on board activities and entertainment, most meals, plus transportation from port to port. You’ll know what your vacation will cost you before you go. (Typically, your only extra expenses will be drinks, specialty restaurants, optional shore excursions and personal services such as massages or hairstyling.)

Yankee Trails offers experience and convenience when it comes to cruising. Our full-scale travel agency has been in operation since 1999, and our knowledgeable agents are just a phone call away if you have questions. Whether you’re planning a cruise for two people or fifty, we can help!

Additionally, we offer the convenience of our very own CRUISE EXPRESS shuttle transportation to and from the pier (on NY, NJ, and select Boston departures), including *FREE PARKING! With this unique service, you don’t have to worry about parking, which can be very costly at the piers, or navigating your way to the pier and back – just sit back and relax on one of our luxury motorcoaches as we whisk you away to paradise!

*Free parking available at all Cruise Express shuttle departure locations. Subject to change without notice.

Yes! If you booked your cruise through the cruise line or with another travel agency, you may still book your transportation to/from the pier on our Cruise Express shuttle. You would be charged the full price of $90 per person, round trip. If you choose to book your cruise with Yankee Trails, the cost of our Cruise Express would be only $65 per person, round trip, depending on your stateroom category. Sometimes, during special promotions we run throughout the year, we offer our Cruise Express shuttle service for FREE!

Yes, we can offer you everything the cruise line offers. We can book any of the special rates, upgrades, or promotions available at the time of booking. AND, when booking your cruise with Yankee Trails, you’ll receive the discounted Cruise Express shuttle.

Unfortunately we are unable to adjust cruise lines' rates.  However, Yankee Trails can offer any discounted rates, sales, or special offers that the cruise line is offering when you book.

Also, when booking your cruise with Yankee Trails, you are eligible for a discounted rate on our Cruise Express shuttle transportation to/from select piers.  Depending on the cruise line and/or sail date, we may be able to offer you some extra amenities as well, when booking with our agency.

Hotel & Air

Staying at an all-inclusive ("AI") resort means you'll pay one flat price for your room, all meals and drinks. But that’s only the beginning: tons of activities and entertainment, as well as taxes and tips, are included as well, so you won’t get shocked by hidden fees on check-out. Many upscale resorts add excursions and other luxury perks to the package. Meanwhile, ‘European Plan’ (EP) resorts do no not include meals, drinks, taxes or tips in the quoted price.

Many all-inclusive resorts are destinations in themselves, from beachfront access and an array of pools to numerous restaurants, spas, water sports, and dedicated spaces for kids.  You don't even have to leave the property to have a full vacation experience.

With nearly everything paid for upfront, you can focus on enjoying the moment rather than racking up charges.  Think of it like you would a cruise - with drinks included!

Really, you should be asking yourself “why not”? Yes, the package price makes them convenient; but it’s really about the experience. These resorts go above and beyond to provide you with excellent service. Think butlers, 24-hour room service and more. Organized activities and kids’ clubs make them great destinations for families. And although adults-only resorts or adults-only sections can’t guarantee romance, they do make it a lot more likely.

You’ll find plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Central America, and most Caribbean islands. Many all-inclusive resort brands have several different properties, so if you find one you like, you can travel somewhere different each year and be confident you’ll be getting the same level of service wherever you go.

You can book your next vacation package, including round-trip air, from our website.  However, when it comes time to make your deposit, a Yankee Trails Gift Card may not be used (sorry for the inconvenience).  You may use your gift card when making additional/final payments.  Simply conctact our office during regular business hours at 518-286-2400 (NY) / 352-633-4643 (FL) and one of our friendly agents would be happy to accept your gift card!

According to the airline you fly with, your carry-on and checked luggage will need to meet certain weight and size requirements. In many cases, exceeding these limits will result in additional fees. Besides the variation in size and weight restrictions by airline, an individual airline may have different allowances for its first-class, business class or economy class passengers. Different regulations may also apply for domestic or international flights. While many airlines have traditionally allowed one to two pieces of checked luggage, with fees for additional items, it's increasingly common for an airline to charge for all checked bags, especially for domestic flights.

Some items that the TSA prohibits in carry-on luggage it permits within checked luggage, making it possible for travelers to bring them along during air travel. For example, you can pack your golf clubs on your next golfing holiday, provided you stow them in a checked bag. However, there are also certain items you cannot pack in either type of luggage. Flammable, explosive or dangerous substances, including liquid bleach, lighter fluid and fireworks, are all prohibited in luggage to go anywhere on an aircraft. A common lighter is permissible in carry-on luggage but prohibited in checked bags.

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):

Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.

We understand passengers occasionally arrive at the airport without an ID, because of losing it or inadvertently leaving it at home. If this happens to you, it does not necessarily mean you won't be allowed to fly. If you are willing to provide additional information, we have other ways to confirm your identity, like using publicly available databases, so you can reach your flight.

If we clear you through this process, we may give you additional screening. If we can’t verify your identity, you may not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint or to board a plane.

Acceptable IDs for screening purposes include:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
  • Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential 

Note: a weapon permit is not an acceptable form of identification.

Arrive on time. Ask your airline what time you should arrive for your flight – arrival time recommendations vary by airline and day of travel. Remember to leave enough time to check your bags and go through security.

Wear slip-on shoes. This way you can remove and replace your shoes quickly without sitting down.

Pets. Please remove your pet from its carrying case. Send the case through the X-ray machine. Hold your pet in your arms and carry it through the metal detector.

Children. Please take infants and children out of baby carriers and strollers and take them through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your carry-on bags. If possible, collapse the stroller before you reach the metal detector.

Think before you speak. Belligerent behavior, inappropriate jokes and threats is not tolerated. This kind of behavior will delay you and may cause you to miss your flight. If necessary, TSA officers may call local law enforcement.

You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container. Consolidating these containers in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage enables TSA officers to screen them quickly.

3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

Be prepared. Each time a TSA officer stops to physically screen a carry-on bag, it slows down the line. Practicing the 3-1-1 rule will facilitate the checkpoint experience.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula/food and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces, and they don’t have to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. TSA officers may need to open them for additional screening.

If in doubt, put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in checked baggage.

Inbound international flights

You may now carry liquids more than 100 mL in your carry-on bag if:

  • You are traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight;
  • they are in transparent containers;
  • you bought them at a duty-free shop, and
  • the store packed them in a secure, tamper-evident bag.

If your liquids are not in a secure, tamper-evident bag, you must pack them in your checked bag.

If the liquids alarm during screening, we will need to screen them further.

Groups

The bags you bring with you on board the plane typically answer to the highest levels of regulations. The Transportation Security Administration provides extensive lists of items that you are prohibited to pack in carry-on luggage. For example, you cannot pack sharp objects, sporting goods and martial arts items, firearms and tools within carry-on luggage. In many cases, these items are acceptable in checked luggage. For absolute certainty, consult the TSA requirements for updates before packing.

Some items that the TSA prohibits in carry-on luggage it permits within checked luggage, making it possible for travelers to bring them along during air travel. For example, you can pack your golf clubs on your next golfing holiday, provided you stow them in a checked bag. However, there are also certain items you cannot pack in either type of luggage. Flammable, explosive or dangerous substances, including liquid bleach, lighter fluid and fireworks, are all prohibited in luggage to go anywhere on an aircraft. A common lighter is permissible in carry-on luggage but prohibited in checked bags.

According to the airline you fly with, your carry-on and checked luggage will need to meet certain weight and size requirements. In many cases, exceeding these limits will result in additional fees. Besides the variation in size and weight restrictions by airline, an individual airline may have different allowances for its first-class, business class or economy class passengers. Different regulations may also apply for domestic or international flights. While many airlines have traditionally allowed one to two pieces of checked luggage, with fees for additional items, it's increasingly common for an airline to charge for all checked bags, especially for domestic flights.

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):

Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.

We understand passengers occasionally arrive at the airport without an ID, because of losing it or inadvertently leaving it at home. If this happens to you, it does not necessarily mean you won't be allowed to fly. If you are willing to provide additional information, we have other ways to confirm your identity, like using publicly available databases, so you can reach your flight.

If we clear you through this process, we may give you additional screening. If we can’t verify your identity, you may not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint or to board a plane.

Acceptable IDs for screening purposes include:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
  • Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential 

Note: a weapon permit is not an acceptable form of identification.

Arrive on time. Ask your airline what time you should arrive for your flight – arrival time recommendations vary by airline and day of travel. Remember to leave enough time to check your bags and go through security.

Wear slip-on shoes. This way you can remove and replace your shoes quickly without sitting down.

Pets. Please remove your pet from its carrying case. Send the case through the X-ray machine. Hold your pet in your arms and carry it through the metal detector.

Children. Please take infants and children out of baby carriers and strollers and take them through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your carry-on bags. If possible, collapse the stroller before you reach the metal detector.

Think before you speak. Belligerent behavior, inappropriate jokes and threats is not tolerated. This kind of behavior will delay you and may cause you to miss your flight. If necessary, TSA officers may call local law enforcement.

You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container. Consolidating these containers in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage enables TSA officers to screen them quickly.

3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

Be prepared. Each time a TSA officer stops to physically screen a carry-on bag, it slows down the line. Practicing the 3-1-1 rule will facilitate the checkpoint experience.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula/food and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces, and they don’t have to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. TSA officers may need to open them for additional screening.

If in doubt, put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in checked baggage.

Inbound international flights

You may now carry liquids more than 100 mL in your carry-on bag if:

  • You are traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight;
  • they are in transparent containers;
  • you bought them at a duty-free shop, and
  • the store packed them in a secure, tamper-evident bag.

If your liquids are not in a secure, tamper-evident bag, you must pack them in your checked bag.

If the liquids alarm during screening, we will need to screen them further.