Austin airport shares travel tips ahead of Labor Day

The airport is anticipating to have hectic travel times starting Thursday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Labor Day is coming up and the Austin-Bergstrom Global Airport is expecting a occupied vacation interval for the vacation. 

Commencing Sept. 1 and through Sept. 5, the Austin airport is anticipating an enhance in travellers and is urging travelers to plan ahead, get there early and assume a fast paced airport in the coming days. 

The airport also asks travelers to check their flight standing with the airline in advance of their journey. 

Here are suggestions shared by AUS on how to avoid lacking your flight about the up coming couple days.


Arrival at AUS

AUS states passengers who do not have TSA PreCheck or Obvious should really arrive at the very least two-and-a-half hours before departure for domestic flights and 3 hours just before departure for intercontinental flights. 

Whilst TSA, airline and airport staffing has enhanced, AUS even now warns of unplanned shortages and other troubles that might appear up that may possibly influence flights. 

Tourists should contain added time if they will need to test baggage, return a rental car or total other activities prior to joining protection screening traces. To start with-time flyers, vacationers who have not flown in decades, large teams and individuals traveling with compact small children ought to give on their own more time. 

Related: CapMetro to suspend MetroRail solutions over Labor Working day weekend


Preparing for TSA screening

Protection screening checkpoints open up at 3 a.m. TSA PreCheck and Obvious screening are offered at Checkpoints 1 and 2 West. All 4 checkpoints guide to all gates and airways in the Barbara Jordan Terminal. 

TSA protection delays may possibly come about when passengers unintentionally pack prohibited products in their have-on luggage. To prevent individuals delays, tourists are inspired to review what is and what is not permitted by way of protection.


Parking or fall off

Motorists dropping off travellers can use possibly the upper amount for departures or the decreased amount for arrivals to simplicity congestion. If the decrease degree is congested, arriving travellers can use escalators and elevators to be picked up on the upper degree. Passengers dropped off at the decreased stage can quickly get upstairs applying escalators and elevators. 

Tourists searching to park onsite can take a look at the airport’s parking website to reserve a house and verify for serious-time availability prior to arriving.

Rideshares use a tram services accessible on the first ground of the Purple garage to choose travellers to the rideshare pickup area on the floor ground down below the rental car or truck facility. 

Passengers who have to have wheelchair support are directed to get hold of their airline right before the journey date to established up the service. 


Examining into your flight

Travelers without having checked baggage can bypass ticket counters and head to TSA screening checkpoints employing time-saving options like: 

  • Use the lower curbside and higher curbside for fall-off — from the reduced level, travellers can rapidly get upstairs to ticketing and security through escalators and elevators.
  • Self-provider flight check out-in kiosks that permit travelers to print their boarding passes and bag tags are available within the terminal, across from the airline ticket counters.
  • In addition to conventional examine-in processes, some airways offer outdoors curbside test-in on the higher level.
  • Tourists can also conserve time by examining in for their flight using their airlines’ mobile app and a cellular boarding move.

Tourists flying with Allegiant and Frontier will depart from The South Terminal. All other airways work out of the main Barbara Jordan Terminal.

The South Terminal is situated in close proximity to US 183 and Burleson Road, at 10000 Logistics Lane, Austin. Tourists can use the shuttle bus, which picks up from the departure level of the curbside, to journey from the Barbara Jordan Terminal to The South Terminal.

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