Due to heightened national security measures, information about air travel changes often. For the latest information on air travel regulations and restrictions, refer to the following resources:
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Safety Authority
- Your airline or travel agent
|Arrival||Check with your airline or travel agent to determine how early to arrive at the airport. Recommended check-in times differ by airline/airport and change during peak travel times.|
|Transportation||Transportation to Flint Bishop Airport is available for airport pick-up and drop off upon request by the IC.|
|Airport Parking at Bishop International (FLINT)||Parking is available in the designated parking areas. Some parking areas may be restricted in compliance with enhanced security measures. It is critical that your car remains attended if you are dropping off or picking up a passenger. Unattended vehicles are banned at terminals.|
|Documents and ID||You will need government-issued (federal, state, or local) identification and a paper boarding pass to pass through an airport security checkpoint. Examples of government-issued identification include a driver's license or passport.|
|Checking In||Check with your airline to find out what process you will need to follow to check in for your flight. Due to heightened airport security measures and the random and thorough nature of security searches, do not bring wrapped packages on-board the aircraft.|
|Holiday Packages||Pack your unwrapped gifts/packages with your checked luggage or ship your packages in advance of your departure. Check with your airline for restrictions on carry-on and checked luggage.|
|What to expect at the Security Checkpoint||Refer to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Safety Authority Passenger Security Checkpoints|
Bringing Money to the United States
You may choose to bring large sums of money with you in the form of cash, money order, or traveler's checks when entering the U.S. You may bring as much money as you wish into the U.S., however, any amounts of money exceeding the allowed $10,000 (U.S. dollars) maximum must be declared in advance.
When you arrive in the U.S., you are required to declare all monies that you are bringing into the country. You will receive Form 6059B Customs Declaration, which must be filled in completely and truthfully. If you do not declare your money, the penalties for non-compliance can be severe. Your money might be taken away, you will be required to provide a written explanation of your failure to comply, your case will be evaluated, and you might have to pay a considerable fine.
For more information, refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency web site.