Friday, March 15, 2013

Allow extra time for check-in due to sequestration cuts!


Impact of Sequestration – Federal Government Spending Cuts

Effective March 17, 2013, due to Sequestration - Federal Government spending cuts, the Department of Transportation Airport Division Director recommends all departing passengers to arrive at Honolulu International Airport 30 minutes earlier than usual to ensure timely check in and TSA security check point processing.

As Customs and TSA manning will be affected, our customers may experience delays in processing upon arrival and departure at Honolulu International Airport and all interisland airports. Checked baggage screening will require additional time due to limited TSA manpower.


When checking in for Japan Airlines, to ensure timely check in processing, the baggage and passenger flight check in will be closed at 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time effective March 17, 2013.

Please ensure that all liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) exceeding 100ml be packed in check in luggage as TSA will only be opening only two security checkpoints in the overseas terminal ; Checkpoint 3 (located next to the JAL check in lobby) and Checkpoint 5 (located next to the United Airlines lobby) due to manning limitations.

Any hand carry liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) within 100 ml. must be enclosed in a quart size ziplock bag and removed from hand carry luggage during security checkpoint inspection