Holiday Travel Tips

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2015

Contact:

David Haring

Executive Director, Lincoln Airport

D.Haring@LincolnAirport.com

(402) 458-2480

Lincoln Airport Offers Tips for Holiday Travelers

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 20, 2015) — The Thanksgiving travel tradition is expected to be in full swing soon, but you can take a few simple steps to help ease the stress of flying during the holidays. David Haring, executive director of the Lincoln Airport, says the volume of travelers system wide will pick up Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 24 and 25. Historically, the Sunday and Monday following Thanksgiving are among the busiest travel days of the year.

Passenger traffic at the Lincoln Airport is up 17 percent in 2015 and Haring expects that trend to continue through the holiday season.

“Travelers appreciate the convenience of the Lincoln Airport, with easy parking and shorter security lines most of the time,” said Haring. “But travelers need to be prepared for bigger crowds this time of year. Arrive early, get to your gate and enjoy a free cup of coffee from the Lincoln Airport.”

Haring says there are some things to keep in mind to help make your journey go smoothly:

  • Allow more time to park, check luggage and go through security. In Lincoln, arrive at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure time. Travelers with returning flights to Lincoln from larger cities may want to get to those airports even earlier.
  • If you need assistance at the Lincoln Airport, contact the Red Coats at the service desk near the center entrance.
  • Check gifts or other packages with your luggage, if possible. Do not wrap any gifts or other items that are carried onto the plane. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents may need to inspect them.
  • It’s best to pack food items in checked luggage. TSA regulations allow some food items in carry-on bags, but TSA agents have the final say on whether to allow items on planes.
  • Pay attention to the weather and flight schedules. Winter storms at connecting hub airports can delay arrivals and departures in Lincoln and elsewhere across the country.
  • If you have a smartphone, download your airline’s app. You can use the app to get updates on connecting flights and other travel information.

Travelers can find the latest updates on flight schedules and information on parking and airport services at LincolnAirport.com. More specific information regarding security regulations and procedures is available at TSA.gov.