There will be a lot of families traveling over the holiday creating a busy travel season ahead.
With the holidays around the corner many people are traveling, but not always alone.
“Air travel is becoming a standard way of traveling across the country to see family and kids are a part of families,” said Matthew Remynse, Marketing & Operations Manager at Bismarck Airport.
According to Airlines for America, 30.6 million passengers are traveling November 16th through the 27th, that’s 2.5 million passengers a day. Many of the travelers are kids.
The process may seem scary traveling with kids, but airport administrators say it simple.
If the child is under the age of two, they do not need a boarding pass domestically, but the airport recommends a copy of a birth certificate.
But, a lot of parents are concerned about what you can bring on board.
“Pre-mixed formula, breast milk and medications can be taken thought the TSA check point that are over 3 ounces. However, they need to be in a reasonable amount. Those items will require additional testing,” Remynse said.
Children under the age of twelve can keep their coat, shoes and hats on. TSA recommends that strollers and car seats be checked as baggage. Kids are also allowed to share a seat with their parents.
In total all U.S. Airlines will add $158,000 seats per day to accommodate the increase of travelers during thanksgiving.
Although, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful time, patience is key.
“Allow extra time when you are coming to the airport. Work with the airlines and TSA because they are the subject matter experts,” Remynse said.
We’re told, the busiest day is expected to be Sunday because that’s the day many people are returning home.