Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2012)-Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has issued travel tips to assist locals flying from Tucson International Airport (TIA) this holiday season, as well as those picking up family and friends.
The TIA holiday travel tips provide detailed information on the on the check-in and screening process, airport parking options and links to additional resources. Flyers are encouraged to book early for lower fares, check flytucsonairport.com or airlines' websites for flight status changes, know the rules for security checkpoints and allow plenty of time for check-in and screening.
The season brings a few pleasant surprises to those using TIA this year—local schools and other performers will entertain the crowds with holiday music. And United Airlines has added more seasonal flights to and from San Francisco International Airport to its schedule. Through March, travelers have two daily flights to choose from, rather than one. During the busiest holiday travel time, three flights are offered Wednesdays through Sundays.
"United is making an investment in our community with these additional flights, and we encourage locals to support them," said Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing Mary Davis. "Supporting our existing air service is important to helping Tucson both retain what we have and gain new routes."
Whether traveling to San Francisco or any destination from Tucson, passengers should expect full planes this season, according to industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A). A4A forecasts slightly higher Thanksgiving travel demand this year in comparison to 2011, predicting nearly 24 million people will fly between Nov. 16 and Nov. 27.