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BTR airport says no local delays for holiday travel

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BATON ROUGE - With an estimated four million Americans taking to the skies to get to their destinations this holiday weekend, Baton Rouge travelers may be joining those who could be in for some travel turbulence along the way.

Thankfully for Thanksgiving, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell says travelers who plan to fly out of the capital city airport should not expect to see many delays locally. The airport usually doesn't see much growth in flight sizes for the holidays because it serves primarily business travelers. Airport traffic here usually peaks during the week and not around major holiday travel times.

The airport is happy to have the extra traffic, he said.

For those planning to travel to the Northeast of the United States where a potential Nor'easter could heavily disrupt airline and roadway traffic, Caldwell has some simple, sage advice: "Be prepared, but not stressed."

Caldwell notes that Baton Rouge's connecting hubs in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston should not be affected by the wintry weather, but people flying from those hubs to their final destinations could get hung up if weather is bad.

 

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