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UPDATE: TSA Travel Advisory for Kahului Airport

April 1, 2019, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 12:30 PM
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UPDATE: 4:48 p.m. 4.1.19

Within the last few minutes, the screening equipment at Kahului Airport (OGG) that was previously inoperable has been repaired.

Normal TSA security checkpoint screening operations will resume immediately.

TSA spokesperson Lorie Dankers said TSA will be fully staffed and ready to screen travelers departing OGG tonight and beyond.

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The Transportation Security Administration is advising travelers to arrive at Kahului Airport at least two hours prior to flight departure due to anticipated delays at the security checkpoint.

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“Currently, TSA is experiencing reduced screening capacity due to inoperable x-ray equipment,” said Lorie Dankers, a TSA spokesperson. “TSA is working to repair the x-ray equipment, but there is no estimated time for completion,” she said.

Until then, TSA offers the following tips for travelers:

Arrive at least two hours prior to flight departure. The security checkpoints are extremely busy during the evening hours due to the number of departing flights scheduled at that time.
Consider checking your luggage. Reducing the number of bags and personal items that need to be screened through the security checkpoint saves time for all travelers.
Be prepared for the screening process. Don’t bring prohibited items to security checkpoint. Use TSA’s “Can I Bring?” feature to find out whether an item is allowed in your carry-on luggage or if it needs to be placed in checked luggage. This information is available on TSA’s website or can be downloaded via the “MyTSA” app for on-the-go travel advice.

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