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RDM implements TSA boarding pass change


Redmond Municipal Airport said it became aware Thursday of a change in boarding pass requirements the Transportation Security Administration will be implementing Friday that “may inconvenience and affect a large number of passengers.”

“TSA may be unable to accept paper boarding passes printed by passengers effective April 29, 2016,” according to the airport — which coincidentally is closing Monday for three weeks for a major repaving project.

TSA boarding pass bar code scanners must be able to successfully scan boarding passes printed by passengers, the announcement said

“If the bar code has a smudge, doesn’t print properly, or the ink is too light, TSA may not be able to successfully scan it,” the airport announcement said.

When unable to scan a boarding pass, the passenger must present an electronic boarding pass on a mobile device or a printed boarding pass from the air carrier’s self-serve kiosk or customer service counter.

Passengers with printed boarding passes that don’t scan may find themselves in a situation, depending on the time, of being unable to secure a paper boarding pass from the air carrier’s self-serve kiosk or customer service counter, if the “cut off” time has occurred for checking-in, the airport said.

“TSA determined this is a necessary change to ensure security of all passengers,” the airport announcement said.

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