Security Measures Increase With War

Passengers using Baltimore-Washington International Airport and airports throughout the United States should be prepared for increased wartime security. BWI officials suggest checking in 90 minutes before domestic flights and two hours before international flights. Travelers should expect to see an increased police presence, K-9 patrols and vehicle inspections. Only immediate pickups and drop-offs are allowed, and no vehicles may be left unattended on the airport roadways.

Also, airport officials are encouraging travelers to report suspicious activity to airport police in the terminal building or by calling Maryland's terrorism tip line at 800-492-TIPS.

For more travel tips and information about airport security, visit the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Web site, www.tsatraveltips.us. Problems with security and other comments can be reported to the TSA's Consumer Response Center by calling 866-289-9673 or by sending e-mail to telltsa@tsa.dot.gov.

Aer Lingus Resumes Flights

Aer Lingus, the national air carrier of Ireland, which suspended service after the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, is resuming its operation from BWI to Shannon and Dublin airports Sunday.

Direct service to Shannon with continuing service to Dublin will operate daily except Tuesdays and Saturdays. Flights will depart BWI at 8:10 p.m., arriving in Shannon at 7:45 a.m. and then in Dublin at 9:15 a.m. Return flights will leave Dublin at 1:30 p.m., arrive at Shannon at 2:15 and then depart for BWI at 3:15, arriving at 5:55 p.m.

Jack Foley, executive vice president for Aer Lingus, will greet passengers Sunday evening. For more information or to make reservations, log on to www.aerlingus.com or call 800-474-7424.

-- Compiled by

Alicia Cypress