Advice on how to fly stress-free this holiday season


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Millions of people are expected to flock to the nation’s airports ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

That means there’s a high potential for some issues to arise before you’re ready for take off.

News 3 is On Your Side with some ways to prevent some of the problems from traveling.

The most important thing is to plan ahead.

“The most important thing for everyone to remember is to allow enough time,” said Candace Carpenter, Marketing Manager at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.

This time of the year is always a busy and hectic travel season so plan extra time to get ahead of the wait.

“They should allow at least two hours to get to the airport, find parking, check in, get through the checkpoint and to their gate,”said Carpenter.

Download the app from your airline.

On these apps, you can view where you’re supposed to board for your gate as well as see maps of the airports you’ll be going to.

You can also virtually check-in and get your boarding pass, a great way to avoid the lines at the check-in counter.

Always check the status of your flight.

During a busy weekend, your flight may be canceled or delayed, so it’s important to be aware of any changes.

A quick way to check and get alerts about your flight is to download the app from your airline.

If you are flying in or out of the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, you can check your flight’s status HERE.

Make sure everything you’re bringing meets TSA guidelines.

The TSA website has a ton of useful information about liquid regulations and more.

On their website, there is information about luggage, carry-on and other requirements before you head out the door to the airport.

Carry all your necessary documents on you at all times.

Have your passport, driver’s license and boarding pass with you at all times. The last thing you would want to happen is to be stranded at the airport.

The Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport also has more travel tips here.

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