Flying in March? ABIA has tips for smooth traveling

Flying in March? ABIA has tips for smooth traveling

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Flying in March? ABIA has tips for smooth traveling

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by Jordan Armstrong / KVUE.com

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 10:49 AM

AUSTIN -- Traffic going in and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will be heavy this March, thanks to several big events taking place in Austin.

The South By Southwest Festival, GRAND-AM of the Americas, UIL state basketball tournaments, Rodeo Austin and Spring Break will make the month a busy one for traveling.

ABIA officials say those flying out of Austin should arrive at least two hours early for their flight between March 6 and March 20. To ease traffic, a fourth security checkpoint will be open at the airport during peak travel times.

A new food trailer has been added to the airport's Cell Phone Lot, a free parking lot for those waiting to pick up arriving passengers.

ABIA officials have released a few tips to make your trip a smooth one:

  • Allow time to get to the airport by considering traffic and weather
  • Click here to check your flight's current status
  • Call (512) 530-3300 for parking information or (512) 530-ABIA for airport information
  • Pack smart
  • Avoid wearing jewelry and accessories made of metal
  • Remember 3-1-1 for liquids in carry-on luggage: three ounces per container in a clear, one-quart bag, one per passenger
  • See a list of prohibited items

For more information click here.

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