Houston Airport System making holiday travel less painful

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HOUSTON, TX – It’s that time of the year again; the holidays. My, how time flies. Speaking of flying this is the busiest travel week of the year.

Just what we all want to deal with as we head to the airports, but there’s good news. Houston’s Airport System is trying to make it a bit easier for us.

Anthony Shipp, Parking Marketing Manager for the Houston Airport System said, “We’ve opened up 400 new parking spaces.  Last year as you know we had a lot of construction here, all the construction has now gone away, so we have additional 3300 parking spaces  approximately available here at Hobby Airport.”

And that’s before you get in the building. Once you go through the doors new technology is ready to help guide you through the mass of travelers.

Jeff Bream, Asst. Director for Technology with the Houston Airport System said, “Say you’re coming to the airport in an hour and you want to know…well, what are the TSA checkpoint wait times.  You can actually go on the sight and see what the times are.”

But some of the responsibility still up to passengers.

Susan Clark, Federal Security Director for Hobby Airport said, “Assure yourself of an easier screening, remembering to pack appropriately, don’t clutter your luggage, make your travel easy and give yourself ample time.”

Most travelers already know the drill. Wear shoes you can slip on and off, don’t carry much in your pockets and arrive at the airport early.

As you make your way to celebrate turkey day, follow these rules or the only bird you’ll see, is the one that left you behind at the gate.

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