ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a week away. According to A-A-A there will be a small increase in the number of people traveling this Thanksgiving with just shy of a 1% increase expected.
Most of that increase will be on the roads or on the rails nationaly. However, the trends are different in St. Louis. Airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says Lambert has enjoyed a year of steady growth which will continue into the holidays.
Because of the increased traffic, passengers are asked to arrive between 90 minutes and two hours before departure time. This is especially true for people who don't fly regularly or those who need extra assistance.
She also strongly suggests that those who are picking up passengers use one of the two cell phone lots.
The TSA will have extra staff on hand through the holidays to make sure the lines keep moving along. TSA spokesperson Carrie Harmon says passengers can really help themselves by being prepared. She says they need to know what they can and cannot bring. And if you bring a gift along with you, it really should not be wrapped because there is a chance inspectors will need to see what's inside.
Cherck out these websites for more helpful information on traveling through Lambert Airport this holiday season.
Cell Phone Lots