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How to pick up Ride Share

Travelers at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport can request Uber when leaving the airport. Learn how to receive these trip requests and cash in on the action, here.

Airport Shuttle Service 

Please Note: Go Riteway has changed their service offerings and no longer offers an option for individuals from the airport to downtown. We suggest using a rideshare program which is convenient, safe and economical in Milwaukee.

Taxi service is also available to all downtown hotels from the airport.

TSA Information and Tips

Whether you are traveling for the first time, or are a seasoned traveler, it doesn't hurt to know the latest safe and happy travel tips from the TSA. Being aware of the regulations can assure you of a pleasant travel experience.

Have acceptable identification.

Want to have a smooth and easy experience at the airport? Have these items ready and check out these Top Tips from TSA.

  • Boarding pass
  • ID
  • Arrive on time
  • Wear slip on shoes
  • Think before you speak. (This one got me too.)
  • Prohibited objects (The list is extensive so best to go directly to: and check it out, especially if you’re bringing tools to the show. Anything sharp should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury.)
  • Liquid rules: 3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
  • Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience. 3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

For frequently asked questions, please go to:  

Special Items

Here are some helpful guidelines for transporting special items from the security perspective. For the most current information visit:

As of January 1, 2008, the Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) no longer allows loose lithium batteries in checked baggage.

If you are carrying valuable items such as large amounts of currency, coins or jewelry, we recommend that you ask Security Officers to screen you and your carry-on luggage in private. This will maintain your security and avoid public scrutiny.

Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage. Items needed are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.

As of August 4, 2007, in an effort to concentrate resources on detecting explosive threats, TSA will no longer ban common lighters in carry-on luggage. Torch lighters remain banned in carry-ons. You may not bring matches in your checked baggage because of safety regulations. You may, however, bring one book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches in your carry-on baggage or on your person. For safety reasons, you may not bring "strike anywhere" matches at all.

If you have a service animal, you are encouraged to inform the Security Officer that the animal accompanying you is a service animal and not a pet. This will provide you with an opportunity to move to the front of the screening line since the Security Officer may need to spend more time with you. It is recommended that persons using an animal for assistance carry appropriate identification. Identification may include: cards or documentation, presence of a harness or markings on the harness, or other credible assurance of the passenger using the animal for their disability. More information available at:

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