Tips for holiday travel
The American Automobile Association offers the following tips for air travelers dealing with holiday crowds:
Travel with photo identification.
Reconfirm your flight with the airline 24 to 48 hours prior to departure.
Use public transportation or arrange to have someone drive you to the airport to avoid holiday traffic and parking delays.
If you must drive to the airport, consider off-airport, park-and-ride arrangements.
Plan to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before departure for domestic flights, at least two hours ahead for international flights.
Keep carry-on baggage to a minimum. Heavy passenger volume during the holidays may limit overhead bin and underseat storage capacity. Some airlines now limit the amount of carry-on luggage. Check with the airline or your travel agent regarding restrictions.