Travelers are being advising to expect an occupying terminal. This would be during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s season at an airport in a Southern state and city. This is following a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel season.
Travelers Should Plan Ahead
Although it may not be the busiest time of the year at AUS in Austin, Texas. The travelers are really advising to plan ahead. That is if they will be willing to travel in the upcoming weeks.
With peak travel expected during the period of December 17 through January 4, it’s especially important to allow for plenty of time for parking. Plus returning a rental car, checking luggage, obtaining a boarding pass, and passing through security. This would be particularly in the morning hours for those traveling before 9 a.m.
Advising to arrive at least two hours early, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said they should do that for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. In fact, security screen checkpoints would open at 3:30 a.m. with TSA PreCheck and Clear Screening available at Checkpoints 1 and 2 West. Also, a new security checkpoint, Checkpoint 2 East is now open during peak travel periods. It would be near Southwest ticketing for all passengers going through general screening.
Upper and Lower Curbsides
Also, for those who are going to get dropping off in the morning. People should feel free to use both the upper and lower curbsides to help ease traffic. From the lower level, passengers can actually quickly get upstairs to ticket and security via the escalators and elevators.
Therefore, the travelers who could look to park onsite. Thus they should plan ahead. Then check out the parking options which are expecting to quickly fill up.
The TSA does recommend them unwrapping as they might, in fact, need to be opened for inspection. That would be for those traveling with gifts. Then, additionally, firearms are going to be prohibited at all passenger screening checkpoints and in any carry-on luggage, and possession of them may result in arrest.