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April 23, 2012

CONSTRUCTION ALERT
UNITED AIRLINES TICKETING TO MOVE TO TERMINAL C
US AIRWAYS SCREENS BAGS IN TERMINAL B LOBBY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

WHAT:
Effective Wednesday, April 25, United Airlines will temporarily move their ticket counter operations to Terminal C. US Airways counter operations will remain in Terminal B and baggage will be temporarily screened adjacent to their ticket counter. The temporary move of United Airlines ticket counters and lobby baggage screening for US Airways is necessary to allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to make security upgrades to the baggage handling system in Terminal B.

WHEN:
Effective Wednesday, April 25 - for a period of approximately eight (8) weeks.

WHY:

  • Departing United Airlines passengers with bags to check-in will use the designated ticket counters in Terminal C and the passenger screening checkpoint in either Terminal B or C;
  • Departing US Airways passengers will continue to check bags at the Terminal B ticket counter; once checked-in, passengers will drop off their checked bags at a designated area adjacent to the ticket counter;
  • Departing United Airlines and US Airways passengers who do not need to check bags or visit the ticket counter may go directly to the passenger screening checkpoint in Terminal B or C;
  • Arriving United Airlines and US Airways passengers will continue to claim their bags in Terminal B baggage claim.

While construction is underway, passengers should give themselves 90 minutes to two hours to find parking, check their luggage and go through the security checkpoint to ensure they are at their gate in time for their flight. A map of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, airline ticket counters and locations can be found here.

For the latest TSA travel tips and security requirements, log on to www.ocair.com or visit www.tsa.gov.

 

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by eight commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at www.ocair.com.

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