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What to remember when flying this holiday season

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KAMLOOPS – The holidays are a busy time of year for travellers and the Kamloops Airport would like passengers to keep a few things in mind.

Things have been going well so far this year but they expect things to get busier and lines to get longer in the next few days, airport managing director Fred Legasse says.

“Bring a really healthy dose of patience. And maybe a good book,” Legasse says.

He expects the next few days leading up to Christmas Day, the time between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and a day or two after New Year’s to be the busiest.

Legasse advises travellers to arrive at the airport even earlier than usual. He also suggests keeping one eye on the weather forecast even though the airport isn’t anticipating any major winter storms.

Travel interruption insurance is always a good idea, especially if your are making multiple connections. He uses the example of flying from Kamloops to catch a cruise ship embarkment point. If your flight is delayed and you miss your ship’s boarding time, getting to the next embarkment point would come out of your pocket.

Legasse also advises anyone travelling with gifts to wait until landing before wrapping them, unless you want your handiwork destroyed at the airport.

“They might get unwrapped when they go through security,” he says.

He also reminds travellers bottles of wine and spirits must be in their checked baggage.

Presciption drugs need to be in their original container if you plan to take them on the plane.

For more information on airport security go to the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency’s website.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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