SLC Airport officials warn travelers to plan ahead for fall break

Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake International Airport

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City International Airport officials are warning travelers to plan ahead and expect an influx of passengers during fall break this week.

A news release from airport officials said they are expecting an increase in the number of passengers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, when local schools are out for fall break.

Upwards of 30,000 passengers each day are expected to travel through airport security screening during this time.

“In anticipation of the increased traffic, SLC Airport officials are asking passengers to plan ahead and arrive two hours in advance of the scheduled boarding time for domestic flights to allow time to park, check luggage and navigate security,” the news release said.

“To save time, passengers are encouraged to print or download boarding passes to their mobile device prior to leaving for the airport and to check their airline’s website to ensure their flight is on time and hasn’t been delayed due to weather.”

Another useful tool to help passengers plan their travel is a queue management system that takes the guess work out of security screening line wait times. The system uses cameras and Bluetooth technology to track wait times — real time — in security screening lines, which are then posted to the SLC Airport monitors and well as on the airport website here.

The airport’s garage for long-term parking typically reaches capacity on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so drivers will be directed to the economy parking lot, the news release said. This requires passengers board a shuttle bus to the terminals, which may take additional time to navigate.

In addition, SLC Airport officials remind passengers that Terminal Drive leading into and out of the airport has recently been reconfigured, so ask drivers to slow down and observe the posted speed limit.

For more information on what items are permitted in carry-on bags, go to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website.


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