Jason Scott, Travelocity account manager, is an expert on travel at DFW International Airport. The company has been monitoring travel at DFW for a decade.
DFW is expecting a five percent increase in holiday travelers year-over-year, according to Scott. He recommends printing boarding passes at home to save time at the airport. Those who are flying with gifts should remember to bring items unwrapped.
Budget-conscious travelers who want to book at the last minute can avoid steep prices by traveling Thanksgiving Day and returning the following Wednesday or later, Scott said. According to The Window Seat, Sunday and Monday following the holiday have the highest fares and are the most heavily traveled.
As for the hot topic in travel right now, Scott said airport security at DFW has been proceeding like normal. He said most travelers are going through the usual security process. “Not everybody is going to go through the body scanner,” he said. “Americans have the will for travel. And we’re going to travel. … We adapt.”
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DFW International Airport
3200 East Airfield Drive
Dallas, TX 75261