Sac International Airport Expected To Be Packed This Holiday Season

Sacramento International Airport officials are expecting larger than usual crowds this Thanksgiving and beyond. They said whether you are flying out or picking up people at the airport, you should come early, anticipate delays, and be informed.

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Airport spokeswoman Laurie Slothower recommends travelers arrive at least two hours in advance of flight departure, as passenger traffic this November is up 12 percent over last November. To make traveling easier, pet therapy dogs from the Boarding Area Relaxation Corporation will be onsite Thanksgiving week and local musicians will serenade customers from the baggage claim area of both terminals during select times on November 22 and November 23.

A parking availability map on the Sacramento International Airport website lets customers see what spaces are available. Data is refreshed every five minutes.The Thanksgiving rush is expected run from November 17, peak Wednesday, November 22, and build again with a second wave of travelers on Sunday, November 26. Here are some tips to prepare for this busy time.

Your are encouraged to follow the airport on social media for the latest travel updates.

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