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Bradley International Airport expects big crowds this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2018

Bradley International Airport is anticipating large crowds this week as families plan to travel for Thanksgiving.

Kevin A. Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, urged travelers to plan accordingly, warning wait times could be long to get through security at Bradley.

“We look forward to welcoming and assisting passengers to ensure that they have an enjoyable experience traveling through Bradley International Airport this week,” Dillon said in a statement. “Due to the higher volume of activity, we’re encouraging passengers to plan ahead and give themselves extra time for their journey through the airport.”

The airport will be busy from Monday through Sunday, but Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are expected to be the heaviest, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Those traveling domestically should give themselves at least 90 minutes to check in with their airlines and be screened by TSA. Passengers traveling internationally should give themselves three hours.

Passengers are encouraged to confirm their flight status before departure, check in online with the airline and bring a printed boarding pass to the airport.

Live music and giveaways will be offered Tuesday afternoon on the departures level.

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