A Little Preparation Can Go a Long Way toward Easing the Stress of Vacation-week Travel

April 12, 2011

Spring Break usually means travel volume at Logan Airport will be heavier than normal.

Thousands of additional passengers will pass through Logan during the vacation break, heading to various destinations.

Massport and the rest of the Airport community is planning and preparing for a surge of additional travelers using Logan.

The general public can help make the Logan experience a safe and convenient one by preparing ahead of time for their vacation trip.

Calling the airlines to confirm all flight information is a great start.

Travel as light as possible is also a good idea.

Packing luggage is important too.

Divest from placing items that could trigger an alarm or appear suspicious that could cause a pat down on security checks would help as well.

Try to get to the airport earlier than planned [about 30 minutes] will make things go smoother at the airport.

Don’t wrap gifts. They are subject to being opened at the checkpoints.

Most importantly, refrain from making unnecessary security remarks and or jokes. The results could be unpleasant.

Massport, the Airlines, TSA, State Police and Logan tenants will have additional manpower on duty for the duration of the vacation travel period to ensure a safe and convenient Logan experience for all our customers.

The Friday before and the Sunday and Monday after the vacation travel time is expected to be very busy.

Have a great and safe vacation.