TSA gives tips ahead of expected record-breaking travel day after RNC

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The TSA Thursday discussed travel tips for the large number of passengers returning home from the Republican National Convention.

An estimated 18,000 passengers are expected to depart from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Friday. That's 30 percent more passengers than on an average day.

The TSA said they are prepared for the rush, and passengers should actually be able to get through security as fast or even faster than normal.

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Darcie Loreno July 21, 20162:00 pm

TSA: A typical day at Hopkins is 12,000 travelers. On Friday, that number will be 18,000

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TSA: There will be much larger volumes of people arriving at the airport on buses, like RNC delegates.

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TSA: There will be special requirements also because of the large number of law enforcement moving through the airport

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TSA: Anyone bringing firearms into the airport should ensure that they are packaged correctly to avoid any problems. 

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TSA: There will be a lot more staffing than normal to help and double the dog team. 

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TSA: Travelers should be able to move through faster than normal because of the staffing levels. 

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TSA: There will be a much larger presence of air marshals working with K-9s

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TSA: Travelers should try to get to the airport two hours before their flight just as a safeguard, but they should be able to get through fast.

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TSA: Parking may be more limited, so travelers may need more time to get to the terminals. The ticket counters also will have longer lines. 

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TSA: Delegates are being asked to take their programs out of their bags, the high-gloss paper may set off the scanning machines. 

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TSA: Travelers should also watch the weather for any delays and changes with flight times. 

Darcie Loreno July 21, 20162:11 pm

Press conference ends.