Saskatchewan’s airports give travel tips ahead of busy holiday season

Saskatchewan’s airports give travel tips ahead of busy holiday season

More than 2,000 passengers per day are expected to depart from Saskatoon Airport over the holiday season.

That’s according to a statement from YXE, which noted it’s going to be a busy holiday travel season and also offered some travel tips.

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“We remind everyone to check the status of their flight direction with the airline before arriving at the airport and to allow two hours before scheduled departure to allow enough time to go through the process stress-free. ‘ was the explanation.

“If you plan to travel with gifts, make sure they are unwrapped or checked in your luggage. Also make sure important items like keys or medication are always with you and are not checked in baggage.”

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Regina Airport warned that all wrapped gifts may need to be unwrapped when going through pre-boarding.

“If passengers are unsure what they can or cannot get through security, they simply click ‘What can I get through security?’. Link on our website for a handy search tool,” said a statement from Regina Airport.

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It added that things may move a little more slowly at the airport and patience is appreciated.

“The final thing is that winter weather is unpredictable – both here and anywhere else your plane may be coming from. It’s always good to check the status of your flight on your airline’s website before heading to the airport.”

Ixtapa Travel’s Barb Crowe said: “This will probably be the busiest season since the pandemic.”

She suggested that people should check in 24 hours before departure.

“Do what you can before you go to the airport,” Crowe said.

“Reserve that seat and have that boarding pass in your hands or on your phone.”

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She said that should help speed things up for people.

Crowe added that if you park your car at the airport, you can also book your parking space in advance.

Noting that some people forget the liquid rule when going on flights, she reminds people that only 100 milliliters of liquid and gels are allowed in carry-on luggage.

Crowe suggested people bring their own snacks, noting that empty water bottles can be filled once you’ve cleared security.

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