Travel Tips for Summer Trips

Sacramento, CA. June 30, 2014 

Sacramento International AirportJuly is a very busy travel month at Sacramento International Airport and whether you’re packing your bags for business or leisure, here are some tips to speed you on your way:

  • Although “safe and sane” fireworks may be purchased legally in some parts of California, no fireworks of any kind are allowed on aircraft (carry-on or checked luggage).
  • The economy lot is very popular during peak travel times, which include summer weekends and three-day holidays. If the economy lot is full, the daily lot ($12/day is a cost-effective alternative that is closer to the terminals and requires a shorter shuttle ride. Look for overhead and directional signs as you enter the airport for information.
  • Review your parking, dining and shopping options at Be sure to check out website coupons for 10 percent off selected concessions. Coupons are good until Sept. 15.
  • Picking someone up? Save gas and avoid circling the terminal by parking at the Free Waiting Area. Also known as the cell phone lot, it allows drivers to wait until they get a call that their passenger is at the curb, ready to be picked up. Drivers can stay in the lot for up to three hours as long as the cars are attended at all times.
  • The TSA offers a Pre-Check line for all domestic carriers at Sacramento International Airport. This allows passengers to leave on their shoes and light jackets and keep laptops in carrying cases when going through security. If you are unsure about your status, check your boarding pass for the words “TSA Pre.”

If you have any additional questions, please contact Laurie Slothower, Communications & Media Officer, at 916-874-0900, or