How to Really Decide How Early to Get to the Airport

How to Really Decide How Early to Get to the Airport

For decades, conventional wisdom has advised you to arrive at the airport three hours before an international flight. But does this piece of travel advice come from? And does it still hold water? Let’s find out. What does the TSA recommend? The Transportation Security Administration actually doesn’t offer an official recommendation for when to show up at the airport before an international flight. According to their guidance,”you are encouraged to contact your airline as times may vary depending on the airport and date of travel. In general, please allow time for parking/shuttle transportation, airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass and going through the security screening process, which includes screening of your carry-on bag.” While never going so far as to endorse the “three hour rule,” the TSA did recently release …
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