For Airports, Christmas Isn't As Bad as Thanksgiving

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, December 24, 2007

It turns out flying at Christmas-time isn’t as bad as you might think.  Travel spikes on individual days around Thanksgiving, says Sacramento Airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie.  She points to the Wednesday before the holiday and the Sunday after it.  But Swankie says there aren’t any spikes at the end of the year.
Swankie: “We’re having peak periods like any traditional holiday, but we won’t have any particular crunch times.  If you’re planning on coming out to the airport, I would suggest, plan for it to be a peak period whatever time you’re coming out.” 
As usual, airport officials are urging travelers to arrive at least two hours before departure – and even more, if you’re parking.
Speaking of which, the airport’s offering discounts in all three of its parking lots between now and January 2nd – including $1 off each full day in the economy lot and $2 off the daily lot.