Some Air Travelers To Be Spared Indignity Of Pat Downs And Shoe Doffing

Nov 21, 2012

Crowd lovers have met their match at KCI, and for that matter any airport in the country today, the day before Thanksgiving.

The Kansas City Aviation Department expects more than 396 thousand to pass through the airport this Thanksgiving holiday.

No more, no less are expected than the holiday of last year.

What’s new is, the Transportation Security Administration has eased on some restrictions.

Joe McBride speaks for City Aviation, saying it’ll go easier on children under 12 who travel and people over 75, and--“this should reduce the need for a pat down for those types of travelers and even taking their shoes off.”

Mcbride said known travelers and air crew members also will get a security break.

Still, Mcbride suggests arriving 60 to 90 minutes before your flight is due to take off. He said updated flight information is available from 

Airport Police will be unforgiving when it comes to curbside parking.

Credit Kansas City Aviation Department

Mcbride recommends travelers check electronically with their airline, printing electronic tickets at home long before hearing for the airport.