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Holiday Travel Season at the Boise Airport

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you may be planning to fly this holiday season. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expecting a record number of travelers for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the Boise Airport is expecting much of the same.

The airport expects the busiest travel days to be Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and Saturday, Sunday and Monday after the holiday. On these peak days, up to 15,000 passengers could be travelling through the Boise Airport.

People walking in airport terminal



To prepare for the peak holiday travel season, the Boise Airport has opened the Economy Parking Lot located at Victory and Orchard. The lot will be open daily throughout the end of the year and will offer free shuttle service to the front door of the airport.

Stress Relief

Passengers can alleviate stress by giving themselves plenty of extra time when flying out. Airport officials are encouraging flyers to arrive 2 hours before their departure so there is plenty of time to check-in, clear security, and find their gate.

Travel Tips

The Boise Airport’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and enjoyable travel experience for all passengers. Here are a few tips for the busy holiday travel season:

  • Arrive two hours before your departure
  • Utilize the upper and lower curb when picking up and dropping off passengers
  • Know what you can and can’t bring on the flight. As always, passengers can bring pies, cakes and other baked goods through the checkpoints; however, liquids such as eggnog and maple syrup, and gels such as preserves and jellies, should go into checked bags. Liquids in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule. Download the MyTSA app or use the “What can I bring?” tool. This allows you to type in an item to find out if you can bring it in your carry-on bag, checked bag, either or neither.

Published: November 15, 2018