Holiday Happenings and Travel Tips at CVG
Dec. 18, 2013 — CVG is getting ready for the Holiday travel season offering passengers entertainment and travel tips to get you to your destination faster.
The TSA Pre-Check lane has expanded for those passengers who have already enrolled. CVG was the first airport in Ohio and Kentucky to offer TSA Pre-Check . Information about TSA Pre-Check can be found at TSA.gov. If you are signed up for TSA Pre-Check , remember that you do no need to remove your shoes, jacket or lap-top – speeding you through security.
Santa will start his worldwide journey at CVG. Look for Santa walking around the Terminal and Concourses and stop by to get a candy cane on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Students from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati will be providing some holiday music in Concourse B from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Dec. 19.
Have some last minute shopping? CVG has you covered offering a number of options for a great gift including Graeter’s Ice Cream and candies, Natalie’s Candy Jar, Brooks Brothers and Massage Bar. You can also pick up a gift card from most of our retailers.
Gift wrapping will be available by volunteers from Honor Flight Tri-State on Dec. 19 & 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 21 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Concourse B Food Court. Honor Flight Tri-State would welcome all donations to support sending veterans to their memorials in Washington, DC.
Preparing For Your Trip
Book your trip as early as possible and take advantage of great holiday fares. You can always find fare deals on our web-site at CVGairport.com.
Save time and money when you park at one of CVG's three on-airport parking facilities. Visit CVGairport.com/save for a $6/day parking special at CVG ValuPark. CVG gets you from our long-term parking lot to the terminal in 4 minutes or less.
Our 160 volunteer Airport Ambassadors will be out in the Terminal and Concourses to answer questions and help with any questions for our passengers traveling for the holidays. Look for the Airport Ambassadors at the Information Booths located in Concourses A and B plus Baggage Claim.
“Helping passengers find their gate, a place to eat or that last minute gift is very rewarding,” said Charlie Yancey, Airport Ambassador. “I have volunteered at CVG for over 15 years, and still enjoy coming to work every day — to improve at least one person's trip is thanks in itself.”
Before Leaving Home
To save time checking-in at the airport, print your boarding pass, select your seat and check your bag on-line from the comfort of your home. You can also check the status of your flight at CVGairport.com .
Familiarize yourself with passenger and baggage security procedures at TSA.gov.
Follow CVG on Twitter: @CVGairport. During the holiday season, CVG will continue to post travel tips, weather information and promotions to assist travelers.
At the Airport
During the busier holiday travel season it is recommended that passengers arrive early to have adequate time to check baggage and move through security.
Look for our Airport Customer Service Representatives wearing the yellow jackets/vests located from curbside to security ready to answer your questions and help get you to your gate faster.
Traveling with children or just need a little extra time, follow the signs for the family assisted security lane where benches and tables are available to assist passengers.
Free Wi-Fi is available including plenty of outlets to recharge all your electronics before the flight.
For protection against lost luggage, label your bags inside and out with your contact information. Be sure to include the address and phone number of your destination.
Weapons may not be carried aboard the aircraft. This includes replicas, toy weapons and anything that can be mistaken for a weapon. Check TSA.gov for a list of approved checked items.
Be prepared to remove blazers, coats and bulky sweaters and activate any electronic or battery-powered equipment as part of the security inspection. This includes laptops, music players, games and phones.
Do not wrap gifts that you plan to carry onboard. If a security officer needs to inspect a package they may have to unwrap your gift.