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Bill and Hillary Clinton National Expects Large Crowds for Thanksgiving Travel


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Expects Large Crowds for Thanksgiving Travel

Passengers are asked to arrive early


LITTLE ROCK,  ARK. (November 26, 2013)Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting high passenger volume during this Thanksgiving week.  According to TSATransportation Security Administration) figures, 33,511 passengers are estimated during this period, which began Friday, November 22nd and runs through Sunday, December 1st.  The projection is down just more than 5 percent from last year’s total of 35,269.  Sunday, December 1st is anticipated to be the busiest with 4,371 passengers.  Historically, the Thanksgiving holiday week is the busiest of the year for the state’s largest airport.

Throughout the holiday travel season, the airport will see more leisure passengers, many of whom do not travel as often.  Travelers will notice a new ticket lobby with additional kiosks for easier check-in, a new baggage screening system, curbside check-in offered by Southwest and Delta , a renovated baggage claim area plus the addition of TSA Pre?™ .

Passengers are asked to follow the following tips to help ensure they arrive at their destination on-time and as stress-free as possible.

 oAir carriers ask that you be at the airport 90 minutes before your flight.  This will allow time to check-in, handle any security waits and be at the gate on time as most flights are expected to be full.

 o  Travelers may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a purse or laptop.
o  Liquids, gels and aerosols as carry-ones must be in: three ounce containers or smaller that are placed in a one quart, clear plastic zip-top bag.  Limit one zip-top bag per passenger.

 o  Do not wrap gifts as officers may have to search contents of packages.
oBefore leaving home, check your air carrier’s website to make sure your flight is on-time and check-in online if possible. However, those checking luggage will still need to stop at the airline ticket counter.
o  For quick pick-up, customers may use metered parking in front of baggage claim.
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
One Airport Drive • Little Rock, AR 72202-4402
Phone: (501) 372-3439 • Fax: (501) 372-0612