WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, but at Bradley International Airport Wednesday morning, lines were moving smoothly. Passengers were getting through TSA lines within 30 minutes
More than 27 million people are expected to fly during this holiday travel period, which began last Friday and will run through this Sunday.
“I’m going home to Ohio to see my family. I haven’t been home since August, so it’ll be nice. I’m very surprised I hit no traffic, I got great parking and there’s like no one here. I’m very happy and hope it continues the rest of the time I’m traveling,” said Emily Chernick.
Once travelers get to their holiday destinations, the concern then goes to getting home. Saturday and Sunday are expected to be two of the busiest travel days during this holiday period.
There are a few things you can do before heading to save time. The Connecticut Airport Authority suggests you check and confirm the status of your flight with your airline prior to getting to the airport, and check that prohibited items list before heading to the airport.
The Connecticut Airport Authority has been warning passengers to give themselves 90 minutes to check in and process through TSA. You can also sign up for TSA Pre-Check to cut down on that time.
“We’ve given ourselves three hours here, we’re going to have breakfast. I expected longer lines, so I signed up for Pre-Check,” said Michael Wooton.
Ninety minutes ahead of your flight is the suggested time to arrive at the airport.