Good weather, smart travelers keep busy holiday season running smoothly

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Sixty thousand people are expected to travel through Albany International Airport this holiday week – up from previous years – but officials say, so far so good.

“The TSA held a news conference here last week and gave specific instructions to the public about arriving early, what to carry in their checked luggage, what to carry in their carry-on luggage, [and] the message seems to have gotten out,” said Director of Public Affairs at Albany International Airport Doug Myers.

It did for Mark Evans who is headed to California.

“[Flight was at] 2:30, so [I] got here at 12:30,” Evans said.

The Krugers who are going to Florida say they “came extra early.”

Since Albany is not a major hub, the airport sees peaks and valleys throughout the day, which also helps keep things under control as well as the good weather, but the prepared passengers did go a long way.

“People packed correctly, they were prepared once they got to the check point and we saw a large volume of people go through this airport very quickly,” Myers said.

Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year. The airport will be staffed accordingly, but it is still important for people to continue to arrive early and pack appropriately.

“We don’t want anybody to miss their flight,” Myers said. “On a day like this, there are no extra seats available.”


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