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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

Avoid having to throw out personal items or missing your flight due to a longer screening process at Lambert with these tips.

Thanksgiving is one of the most busiest travel times for U.S. airports, the AAA reports.

Lambert- St. Louis International Airport (Lambert) is no exception. In fact, Lambert expects to see a 10 to 15 percent daily increase in passengers each day through the holiday.

What will be the busiest day at the airport? Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Sundays are typically the busiest travel day of the week.

Lambert, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines have offered these travel tips to help make traveling easier during this busy time:

  • Arrive 90 minutes to 2 hours ahead of a scheduled flight.
  • Liquids must be in 3.4 ounce containers or less; put in quart size, clear, plastic zip-top bag.
  • TSA Pre✓ is available with American Airlines.
  • Do NOT wrap holiday gifts.
  • Remember to retrieve all items from the checkpoint after you pass through the security scanners.
  • If picking up a passenger from Lambert Airport use one of the free cell phone lots instead of the parking garages.
  • For more information on prohibitive items, traveling with children, food and gifts, go to tsa.gov.
  • Access Lambert Airport information easily via your mobile phone at flystl.com or follow on Twitter: @flystl

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