Austin airport asks travelers to arrive early to airport, busy day expected

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport officials are urging travelers to arrive at the airport early today as they anticipate a busy day. 

Officials say the airport saw over 30,000 travelers Sunday and anticipated another 29,000 or more Monday. On peak days like Sundays and Mondays the airport typically sees roughly 25,000 to 28,000 passengers. 

FOX 7 Austin's Kelly Saberi arrived at AUS at around 6 a.m. and found lines for regular security wrapped outside the airport. 

Last week after a busy weekend in the Austin area that included a NASCAR race and Dell Match Play, the airport experienced similar issues with long wait times and a fuel shortage.

Airport officials have the following advice if you're heading out today:

  • If you have a carry-on only, arrive two hours before boarding.
  • Give yourself plenty of time for pre-TSA security activities
  • Arrive at least three hours before boarding for international flights
  • Use upper or lower levels for passenger drop-off
  • Use a mobile boarding pass or self-service kiosk
  • Double-check your carry-on for any prohibited items

You can check for estimated wait times here.

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