Lincoln Airport Offers Tips for Holiday Travelers
The holiday travel season has already taken off, beginning with trips home to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s traditionally one of the busiest times of year at airports, but that doesn’t mean air travelers need to panic.
Patience is the key. Flights from Lincoln will be pretty full but passenger numbers won’t be significantly higher than usual.
We do tend to see more family and friends at the airport to greet loved ones as they arrive, so there may be some additional traffic in front of the terminal and in our parking areas.
There are some things to keep in mind throughout the holiday season to help make your journey go smoothly:
Allow more time to park, check luggage and go through security. In Lincoln, arrive at least 60-90 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Travelers with returning flights to Lincoln from larger cities may want to get to those airports even earlier.
If you need assistance at the Lincoln Airport, contact the Red Coats at the service desk near the center entrance.
Check gifts or other packages with your luggage, if possible. Do not wrap any gifts or other items that are carried onto the plane. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents may need to inspect them.
If possible, ship gifts to your destination ahead of time to simplify your check-in process.
It’s best to pack food items in checked luggage. TSA regulations allow some food items in carry-on bags, but TSA agents have the final say on whether to allow items on planes.
Pay attention to the weather and flight schedules. Winter storms at connecting hub airports can delay arrivals and departures in Lincoln and elsewhere across the country.
If you have a smartphone, download your airline’s app. You can use the app to get updates on connecting flights and other travel information.
A new option for people flying from Lincoln is reserved parking in the garage, which is connected to the terminal by skywalk. A limited number of stalls are available.
Reserved parking costs an additional $3 per day above standard rates. Spots can be reserved at LincolnAirport.com, where travelers can also find the latest updates on flight schedules and additional information on parking and airport services.
More specific information regarding security regulations and procedures is available at TSA.gov.
From private planes to corporate jets, Lincoln Airport of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, aviation enthusiasts of all types will find the airport to be a one-stop shop for all their needs. Services such as aircraft storage, fueling, major and minor maintenance, aircraft painting and flight training are available through the airport and/or one of our general aviation partners.