February 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Updated: February 13, 2019 7:46 pm

Tips for a stress-free trip through Saskatchewan airports

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) offered travel tips to passengers who plan on getting away this February.

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The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is offering travel tips for passengers to help provide a better, and smoother experience through Saskatchewan airports.

With the extreme cold weather that Saskatchewan has been dealing with over the past few weeks, and looming school breaks, airports across the province say they’re expecting an increase in travellers, as passengers may want to escape the deep freeze in February.

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CATSA is reminding passengers of the airport authority’s security protocols on items such as cannabis and firearms.

After the legalization of cannabis, Saskatchewan passengers aged 19 or older are allowed to carry up to 30 grams of cannabis either in their checked baggage or carry-on bag for domestic travel.

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So far, there have been minimal issues, officials said.

“We haven’t seen any significant impact on our operations since the legalization of cannabis in October (2018),” said Christine Langlois, CATSA spokesperson.

“It seems if people want to travel with it, they do.”

They say regulations on firearms and knives can also be tricky, so visiting the CATSA website is strongly encouraged.

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“You can travel with a firearm, but it has to be checked. You need your documentation with it and there are very specific rules on how to package ammunition,” Langlois said.

“Weapon replicas or ammunition replicas don’t fly either.”

Officials say if you want to bring liquids or non-solid food or personal items, they must be 100 ml/100 grams or less and must fit in one clear, resealable plastic bag no more than 1 litre in capacity.

Full descriptions on the dos and don’ts can be found on the CATSA website.

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