Tips for Spring Break Air Travel

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It’s nearly spring break and to help travellers enjoy a smooth airport experience, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) is sharing the following travel tips.

  • Check Flight Status Before Leaving Home. There are many factors that can impact airline schedules (inclement weather here or elsewhere being one). Travellers are advised to check with their airline directly or visit their airport’s web site for the latest flight information before leaving for the airport.
  • Allow Plenty of Time for Processing. As always during busy peak travel periods, passengers are advised to allow extra time for all processing, including parking, check-in and security screening.
  • Consider Airport Parking Options. There are a variety of parking options available at an airport. Travellers should allow extra time to find the most appropriate parking spot for their needs.
  • Security & Carry-on. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for passenger and baggage screening. CATSA has put together a number of travel tips to help passengers breeze through security. One tip shares the best way to pack liquids, aerosols and gels: Over 100 ml: Liquids, aerosols or gels over 100ml must be packed in your checked baggage; 100 ml or less: Liquids, aerosols or gels can be packed in carry-on provided they are in containers of 100 ml or less and fit into a 1 L clear, resealable plastic bag (one bag per passenger). Place the bag in the bin at the security checkpoint. Exceptions: items like medication, baby formula or breast milk are exempt from the 100 ml limit. Ensure they are packed so that they can be easily removed from carry-on baggage for inspection.
    For CATSA’s full list of tips, visit
  • Have Proper Identification. Be familiar with the identification requirements of the destination country.