You would be prudent to get to the airport at least two hours in advance if you’re planning to fly out of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the airport officials implore travelers.
“Traveling over Memorial Day weekend? Arrive extra early-we’re expecting 1.8M ppl! Arrive 2hrs before domestic departure and 3hrs before international flights,” the airport tweeted.
The Transportation Security Administration shares the airports sentiments.
The TSA screens nearly 2 million passengers each day at nearly 440 airports nationwide. During major holidays, including the Memorial Day travel period, the TSA sees a spike in the number of passengers screened at airport checkpoints across the country, the agency says.
Nationwide, air travel is expected to reach a 10-year high over the holiday weekend, with an estimated 2.6 air travelers expected, according to AAA.