Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is expecting a Thanksgiving travel period with up to 2.5 million passengers using the airport from 16–27 November.
Passenger traffic at LAX is about 91.5 per cent compared with 2019, according to TSA data. The airport expects the busiest days during the holiday travel period to be 17 November with about 226,900 passengers, 19 November with about 230,000 passengers, and 26 November with about 225,000 passengers.
Vehicle traffic in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) is expected to be heavy during the travel period with more than 92,000 vehicles expected daily on peak days. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and pre-book parking in the newly opened LAX Budget Parking facility, LAX Economy Parking, or other official airport parking lots.
Other Thanksgiving Travel Tips at LAX are:
- Download a California digital ID
- Confirm Known Traveler Number (KTN) in airline reservation
- Make a plan for traveling with holiday foods – knowing what TSA will accept in carry-ons
- Check in online
- Check parking options ahead of time
- Pre-book parking ahead of time
- Check parking and traffic updates.
Bea Hsu, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, said: “We look forward to welcoming a significant increase in travellers during the Thanksgiving travel period, with projections indicating nearly 300,000 more guests than the previous year.
“To ensure a smooth journey, we recommend passengers allow extra time to access the airport and plan ahead by taking advantage of our award-winning services that allow guests to pre-book parking and place food and beverage orders before arriving at the gate.”