COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. – Christmas is right around the corner which means a hectic holiday travel weekend is arriving. Tens of millions of Americans are plotting their way for their own Christmas destination.
According to AAA, a list 107 million Americans expected to journey starting this weekend during January 1st with about 8.2 million of them here in Southern California.
A greater part of travelers nationally, approximately 97 million, will do this by auto with approximately half a half million people flying. In most nationally, it is about a three percent uptick from last year’s vacation travel. AAA claims this is thanks to some good economy. Staff in the Palm Springs International Airport state it’s been occupied and they’re prepared to for the influx.
Palm Springs airport officials are asking leaving travelers to check-in using the TSA website on what’s allowed and not allowed for flights to store a few headaches. In addition they request travelers to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to their flight to be able to get through security.
The airport in anticipation of each one the travelers coming in can be opening it up economy lots afterwards Friday morning starting at 8-30. Parking is $15 a day.