(Updated 16:32 CET 13DEC18)
Christmas Holidays - Prepare for travel
As the Holidays getting closer, airports will be busy over the coming weeks.
By taking a few simple steps, passengers can ensure their trip starts efficient and enjoyable.
Check in well in advance
- Use SAS web or App
Allow plenty of time
- Meet up at the airport well in advance
- Expect increased queueing times at the baggage drop and airport security.
Read more about baggage (allowance, restrictions etc)
Temporary Border control to / via Poland
In connection with Climate Summit CPO24, Poland is reintroducing document check on the boarders at all airports on arriving flights from Schengen states, during period 22NOV2018-16DEC2018.
Passengers arriving to Poland even on intra Schengen flights need to hold a valid Passport or National ID.
For SAS flights this applies to the following airports in Poland: GDN, POZ, KRK, WRO and WAW.
Milan - closure of Linate airport 27JUL19-26OCT19
Due to runway maintenance, Linate Airport will be closed from 27JUL19 to 26OCT19. Because of this, all our flights to/from Linate Airport in this period are cancelled. Passengers booked to/from Linate will be rebooked to Malpensa (MXP) by SAS. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New regulations from U.S. authorities regarding flights to the U.S.
If you are travelling to the U.S. it is important that you arrive at your airport well in advance of your departure, as you will need extra time to check-in and for security screening.
This is due to additional regulations from U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) affecting all departures to the U.S. as of October 26th 2018.
All aviation companies in all countries, must adhere to the same regulations. This also affects transfer passengers.
Electronic Devices – TSA (DHS – Department of homeland security)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is implementing enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen, at all last-point-of-departure airports in 105 countries around world. The enhanced security measures are both seen and unseen; however, passengers flying to the United States may experience additional screening of their person and property. There are no changes to items allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.
The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to:
· Enhancing overall passenger screening;
· Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices;
· Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas; and
· Deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.
For further information:
Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States
Travel to France
All French airports except Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY) have border controls for Schengen arrivals and departures.
All passengers must present a valid National ID card or valid Passport when arriving or departing from France. Passengers inhibited to present a valid National ID card or valid Passport will be refused entry to France.