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Flint Bishop gives travel tips for holidays

Thanksgiving is just over a week away and airports are getting ready for their busiest travel weekend. Flint Bishop International Airport has some advice for you before you board your flight. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

Thanksgiving is just over a week away and airports are getting ready for their busiest travel weekend.

Flint Bishop International Airport has some advice for you before you board your flight.

The Airport Director here at Bishop International says if you're still waiting to the last minute to buy your holiday tickets: don't.

And be prepared to fork out some extra cash

Soon Bishop International Airport will once again be bustling with holiday travelers. Airport Director Craig Williams says if you haven't done so already, get your tickets now.

“Michigan loves to travel by air going south and during the holidays there's a lot of traffic here but all the states airports get busy around that time if you haven’t done it yet I'd do so now,” he said.

Craig Williams says to check with your airline about what can go in your bags ahead of time, and leave those gifts unwrapped.

“If you're traveling for Christmas do not wrap your presents. Security will unwrap them to look into them or may do so and go on tsa.gov because screening procedures have changed over the past few months,” he said.

Give yourself some extra driving time to the airport, expect tight security and arrive early.

“Especially if you're leaving early in the morning that is the busiest time of the day for us a full third of our flights go out before 7 in the morning so be ready,” he said.

Craig Williams recommends to not pack your favorite jams or holiday pies, because security could also confiscate them.


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