IDAHO FALLS – The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away and the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is ready for the busy travel season.
This year, the airport continues to see high numbers of passengers making their way through the region's premier airport. As the holiday season often sees higher passenger numbers nationwide, travelers are encouraged to arrive at least two hours early for their flight to ensure enough time to get through the lines and not get left behind.
Arriving two hours before scheduled departures will allow travelers enough time to park, check in with the airline and proceed through Transportation Security Administration screening. Once inside the terminal, passengers can find dining options and enjoy the airport view from the terminal.
People waiting to pick up passengers are asked to wait in the economy parking lot as vehicles are prohibited from waiting along the drop-off and pick-up curb. The area directly in front of the terminal is for individuals immediately loading or unloading their vehicles.
Passengers are also encouraged to pack smart before arriving at the airport. Knowing what you can or can’t pack in carry-on and checked luggage before arriving at the airport makes the screening process easier. IDA encourages travelers to visit the TSA "What Can I Bring?” tool here or at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all.
IDA also asks people to offer more patience and plan for extra time to and from the airport. A little kindness and some preplanning will go a long way to help make travel better for everyone.
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Media note: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Public Information Officer Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or [email protected].