Airport officials expect heavy traffic for spring break
Officials say to expect long lines, wait times
SAN ANTONIO - Spring break is here and many students and families are spending the week outside of San Antonio.
Robert Salluce, a spokesman with the San Antonio International Airport, said spring break is one of their peak traveling times and they expect a busy week.
On Friday, Samantha Vogel and her classmates from Trinity University arrived at the airport Friday afternoon.
Vogel said they are ready for spring break, but they are not taking an ordinary trip to the beach.
"We're actually going on an alternative spring break to Dominica and we're going to do some service work there with an organization called the Alpha Center," said Vogel. "It's the only place for special needs students on the island. So we get to experience some of the culture and spend our spring break somewhere beautiful and helping out people."
Vogel said she knew -- especially with all the other spring break travelers -- that it was important to get to the airport early.
"We're actually here about two hours early for our international flight with a group of about 13," said Vogel. "We accommodated for time, absolutely."
And that is what Salluce said they are asking of travelers -- not only to arrive early, but to come prepared.
"Spring break is often when families travel," said Salluce. "Sometimes the kids haven't traveled before. So just making sure that you have shoes that come off easily, that your bags aren't locked when you go through security, to kind of move through the lines as quickly as possible."
If you are bringing carry-on items, Salluce said to remember the 3-1-1 rule, which is to pack containers three ounces or less, place those containers in one quart sized bag and only one plastic bag is permitted per customer.
Salluce said that travelers may also want to arrive two hours early.
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