Heading Out for the Holidays? Some Airport Tips
Prince George, B.C. – Classes at SD57 schools wrap up today for the Christmas break, and that means many a family will be heading out of town to spend Christmas with family or friends in other locations.
For those planning on catching a flight out of YXS, some extra time at the airport might be a good idea, as this will be a very busy time at Prince George Airport.
The Prince George Airport recommends you check in an hour to an hour and a half before your flight is scheduled to leave. Check in and baggage acceptance with Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and WestJet closes 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
This is the time of the year when aircrafts may board passengers early so there is time to de-ice the plan before take off. Listen for the security announcements for your flight to ensure you have plenty of time to get through Security.
You will need identification, either one piece of valid government issued photo ID or, two pieces of Government issued ID. If planning to head out of Canada, don’t forget your passport!
Baggage allowances differ depending on your airline, check with your airline to make sure you know what is allowed, and what extra fees may be involved. You should also check your airline to see what the allowance is for carry on baggage.
If you plan on carrying gifts on board your flight, don’t wrap them. Security will want to see just what’s under that beautiful wrapping paper to ensure it’s something that’s allowed on the flight. if you want to avoid re-wrapping, perhaps placing the gift in a gift bag will help. That way the gift can be viewed without destroying a wrapping job.
If connecting to flights , be patient, The weather can impact the arrival and departures of those planes.