SMF Is Reader’s Choice for Art and Fast Check-In

Transportation & Airports
11/13/2013
Terminal B Chandelier Art Piece
​Best security checkpoint? Best art? Sac International Airport!
Terminal B's Leap Rabbit
Lawrence Argent’s 56-foot-long, aluminum red rabbit sculpture “Leap” grabs attention

​In announcements released today, readers from two national magazines have ranked Sacramento International Airport at the top of their lists for airport art and fast TSA security checkpoints.

Sacramento International Airport placed 10th in USA TODAY's Readers' Choice contest for Best U.S. Airports for Art and 10th in the Travel+ Leisure World’s Best Airports poll for best security checkpoint.

The USA TODAY article says that, of the 12 major public art pieces in Terminal B, Lawrence Argent’s 56-foot-long, aluminum red rabbit sculpture “Leap” grabs the most attention.

The public art at Sacramento International Airport, including the six installations in Terminal A, has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

In making the list for Best Airport Security Checkpoints, Leisure + Travel magazine notes that the deciding factor for many travelers in selecting an airport is whether they can get through check-in and security smoothly.

Sacramento International Airport also has self-service kiosks that allow passengers to check in and print boarding passes.

Travelers now enjoy even more convenience with the addition of the TSA Pre-Check program at Sacramento International Airport. TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline traveler members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler programs to leave on their shoes, light jackets and belts, keep laptops in cases, and stash allowable three-ounce liquids and gels in carry-on bags. Pre-Check is available at both terminals.

“We are gratified that we have received these accolades from readers who are customers of Sacramento International Airport,” said John wheat, Director of Airports. “Both the beautiful environment and speedy TSA checkpoints speak to the superior service experience available to customers.”

For more information on TSA Pre-Check, visit the TSA website.

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​Laurie Slothower, Communication and Media Staff