Tips for traveling through the San Diego International Airport this holiday season

Posted at 4:09 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 19:31:49-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A total of 60,000 passengers per-day are expected to pass through the San Diego International Airport during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

With all the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, the airport put out a list of tips to help travelers save time, and also know what to expect this holiday season.

  • Plan ahead – The airport recommends that travelers get to the airport an hour and a half early for domestic flights and two and a half hours early for international flights.
  • Parking – The airport recommends that travelers reserve parking online, saving you time on your trip to the airport.
  • Airport pickup – The San Diego airport has a lot called the “Cell Phone” lot. The lot, located east of the airport on Harbor Drive, allows those picking people up to wait for up to an hour for free while they’re waiting for their travelers to arrive.

The airport will also be providing therapy dogs for holiday travelers in need of some stress relief.

Now through December 21, travelers can purchase a $10 “Treat Our Troops” package at certain retailers that will provide a service member with a bundle of pre-packaged food, water and other snacks.

Nursing mothers traveling through the airport can also take advantage of three lactation rooms. The rooms are located past security in Terminal 1 and Terminal.

The airport also noted that the construction on the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza is still underway and access to the parking area is limited.