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Travel Tips

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Arrive early. If your flight is scheduled to depart between the morning hours of 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. or the afternoon hours of 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., plan to arrive at the terminal two hours before your flight, as those blocks of times are considered “peak travel” at Green. For flights leaving any other time of day, arrive at least one hour prior to the scheduled departure. Travelers should also consider arriving two hours before your flight departure during school vacation weeks.

Pack smart. Please check for a list of items banned from checked bags or carry-ons. Keep your prescription drugs, jewelry and other valuables with you. You can use a TSA authorized locking mechanism to secure your bags. Information on these locks can be obtained at or TSA screeners have tools for opening and re-locking baggage with either of these recognized locks, thus avoiding damage to the lock or bag if a physical inspection is required. If you store toiletries and other small items inside plastic bags, it will help prevent spillage, breakage or loss in case your bag is searched.

For summer travelers, please clean your sporting equipment, such as golf clubs, before traveling, since any residue can set off detectors. Keep film in carry-on bags and remove laptops from their cases. Remove any metal from your pockets and place in your carry-on to avoid being detained and holding up the line.

Identification. Remember to have your photo ID and tickets/boarding pass available. We encourage you to always check with your carrier since each has different requirements.

“Partners in Travel." The Rhode Island Airport Corporation, airlines, TSA and FAA work together to get you to your destination safely, while providing the best customer service possible. If you do your part by becoming a “smart traveler” and adhering to the rules of the TSA, it will expedite and enhance your travel experience at Green. Please contact us at, if you have additional questions.

We thank you for using Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport!