DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Workers are preparing for the masses at Dallas Love Field Airport, and if you’re traveling today you should too.
Officials at Love Field issued an alert and activated their “double the Love” system, to bring in extra staff, because today and tomorrow some 18,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport. On a normal day Love Field generally has between 10,000 and 15,000 passengers.
Airport officials say they don’t know a particular reason for the spike in traffic — maybe people traveling for the Easter Weekend.
Traveler Kyle Brod, who went from Charleston, South Carolina through Atlanta, Georgia and into San Antonio yesterday, says he’s braced for a far more crowded travel day today. “I like to get here at least 90 minutes before the plane even boards. That’s standard practice. But, I’m certainly given myself a little extra time this weekend.”
As far as how Love Field compared to the other airports he’d traveled through, Brod says, “Actually, this is about as busy as I’ve seen it — as far as security lines go.”
Officials are advising travelers that it might take up to 40 minutes to get through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines today and tomorrow.
Generally airlines passengers traveling domestically are advised to arrive at the airport an hour early. For the next two days, Love Field suggests you give yourself 1.5 hours to get to your gate.
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