The summer season is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year for San Antonio International Airport (SAT) with the busiest time of the day being from 5 – 7:30 a.m. To prepare passengers for the heavy volume at the airport, SAT offers the following tips to help ensure a stress-free airport experience:
Arrive Early: Passengers should arrive at least two hours before their scheduled flight for flights before 7:30 a.m. and 90 minutes for flights thereafter.
Pack with Security in Mind - To avoid the potential of additional screening, passengers should know what is and isn't allowed in carry-ons and checked luggage. Passengers are encouraged to check the prohibited items list on the TSA website at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information.
Dress the part: Passengers should try to avoid wearing metal in or on clothing and coins, keys, jewelry, belt buckles and other metal items should be packed in a carry-on bag for easier processing through the security checkpoint.
Get your Boarding Pass Early – Passengers can print boarding passes online before they arrive at the airport or they can use the convenient airline check-in kiosks at the airport. Passengers with only carry-on baggage can go directly to the security checkpoint. Passengers with luggage can go to airline counter for bag-check.
Check the flight status online or signup email flight notifications – Passengers can check their flight status and sign up for flight status email alerts at http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAT.
Use the cell phone waiting lot – When picking up arriving passengers, drivers can use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot to wait for the arrival of their passenger. This parking lot is free of charge.