HOUSTON – Summer travel is here, y’all!
Houstonians and their families are gearing up for a well-deserved break.
Whether you’re flying or driving out of Houston, here are several things you need to know before you go:
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Flying out of Houston
Airport officials urge passengers to plan accordingly and arrive early, due to numerous factors, including construction.
Before you fly:
Passengers can monitor Transportation Security Administration checkpoint wait times before arriving, including Immigration and Customs processing.
To check for Bush Intercontinental Airport, click here.
To check for Hobby International Airport, click here.
Pack your patience. Both airports are expected to be busier than ever with more people traveling than last year, according to Houston Airports.
When packing, make sure you observe the “3-1-1″ rule if you’re packing liquids. For a full list of what you can and cannot bring in flight, click here.
Reservations at most parking sites, including Ecopark, are highly recommended because they help secure your spot when you arrive.
For parking status, click here.
Parking lots full at the airport? Consider these alternative options.
Most hotels around airports will also allow you to leave your car in the parking lot while you are away at an extra charge.
Passengers can check for flight delays by going to the Houston Airports website and selecting their airport.
You can also check for flight delays for incoming flights by clicking here.
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When you arrive at the airport:
ARRIVE EARLY. Airport officials encourage departing passengers to arrive up to three hours before their scheduled flight.
Be mindful of current travel requirements, including vaccine mandates. Check with the Department of State for current advisories if traveling internationally.
If you’re flying in or out of Bush Intercontinental Airport, heads up:
Passengers are urged to plan ahead, as construction and demolition of Terminal D/E is ongoing.
Passengers are also encouraged to give themselves extra time (minimum one extra hour) coming to the airport whether they’re picking up arriving passengers or dropping off departing passengers. Drivers should expect roadway delays during peak times of the day due to construction in the area.
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