Thanksgiving Travelers Apparently OK with Gas Prices
Sacramento Int'l Airport's Baggage Claim
It’s Thanksgiving time, which means turkey, football and an awful lot of people hitting the roadways. Here's a look at what to expect if you’re traveling this week.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Apparently, paying $3.50 a gallon at the pump isn’t that big a deal. AAA says almost five million Californians will travel more than 50 miles from home this weekend. And the vast majority will drive.
Still, plenty of people will fly, too – and Sacramento International Airport spokeswoman Karen Doron says she expects a larger crowd than last Thanksgiving.
Doron: “We’re expecting about 40k ppl to travel thru the airport both tomorrow (that’s Wed) as well as this Sunday, Nov 25th. We’ll have about 40k ppl that day, which is pretty busy for this airport.”
Doron says if you’re flying out of Sacramento International this week, you should have your feet in the terminal a full two hours before departure – so if you’re parking, you should give it an extra half hour.
The Sacramento County Sheriffs Department has assigned some extra deputies to the airport; look for some extra traffic controls as well.