The eastern seaboard has been battling record snowfall this week causing delays and cancellations in air travel. Mitchell International Airport Spokeswoman Pat Rowe says that includes travelers in Wisconsin especially those who planned on heading home to the east coast by this weekend. Meanwhile the Milwaukee airport is “paying very close attention” to a storm expected to arrive in Wisconsin on Christmas Eve.
If you suspect a delay for a flight that you or someone you know plan on taking, Rowe says it’s best to check the airline’s website for information. She says during busy time the carrier’s phone lines may get tied up.
The busiest holiday travel day at the airport is expected to be Wednesday December 23rd with an estimated 19,000 passengers.
Wrapping presents before you travel may seem like a great way to save time on the other end. But Rowe says don’t bring wrapped gifts, in your carry on or checked baggage, as TSA won’t hesitate to rip off the paper at checkpoints.
More information can be found at the TSA website.