‘Tis the season for holiday travel, and if you’re packing your bags for a flight on Sunday, you’ll be joining the estimated 5,000 others doing the same thing at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
The airport commission met Tuesday morning and outlined its monthly reports and updates, and Public Relations Director Shane Carter announced that the airport was preparing for its busiest Thanksgiving travel day.
Carter said the TSA is projecting a 14% increase in departing passengers on Nov. 27, which comes out to be about 5,000 passengers stuffing the planes with their stuffed stomachs full of homemade hams and casseroles.
Executive Director Brian Malinowski said that there are no out-of-state flex teams to provide additional aid in the security checks — the airport previously had a team from Texas for about a year — but TSA is aware of the increase in traffic and is prepared to have more lanes open, and open early.
“Is there going to be a long line? Yes,” Malinowski said. “But we will be out there actively managing it.”