The HFD return flight’s arrival time is scheduled for 9 p.m., but to be in the gate area when the plane arrives, greeters must follow a number of procedures. Those include obtaining a gate pass by showing a form of identification to the American Airlines ticket counter and processing through the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint between 6 and 8 p.m. The ticket counter may close promptly, even if people are in line. American Airlines is performing a great service by staying open, so HFD organizers said they request that greeters be early.
Homecoming coordinators Andrea Kannedy and LaTisha Fay, along with other HFD volunteers, will be in the gate area with instructions and information and will be available for questions. Announcements in the gate area typically take place at about 8:30 p.m. Ticket counter representatives will indicate the flight arrival gate.