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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: More flights, food and services for Thanksgiving 2017 passengers
Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
15/11/2017

More nonstop flights combined with the peak Thanksgiving holiday travel period from Nov. 16 – 27, are expected to increase passenger traffic at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). Passengers are advised to be in the terminals two hours before departure. Check flight status at http://content.abia.org:8080/webfids/.  Airport parking updates are available 24/7 by calling 512-530-3300. See more airport parking information at: www.abiaparking.com.

Allegiant, Sun Country and ViaAir passengers go to the South Terminal

Passengers on Allegiant, Sun Country and ViaAir can go to and park at the South Terminal using a different airport entrance, on the south boundary of the airport off Burleson Road. For more information, visithttp://www.austintexas.gov/page/terminals-austin-bergstrom-international-airport .

New at ABIA this Thanksgiving

New nonstop destinations from Austin at Thanksgiving this year include:
 

  • Ontario, Calif. (ONT): Frontier
  • Pittsburgh (PIT): Allegiant
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU): Delta
  • Tampa/St. Pete (PIE): Allegiant
  • Cleveland (CLE): Allegiant   
  • Indianapolis (IND): Allegiant
  • Kansas City (MCI): Southwest                        
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP): Sun Country

Passengers are encouraged to check out the interactive flight guide from ABIA at http://aus.fltmaps.com/en and view the new air service from Austin athttp://www.austintexas.gov/department/nonstop-flights-out-abia .

Military eat free – be in uniform or show I.D. 

In appreciation of those serving in the United States military, airport concessionaires, Delaware North Companies (DNC) and Paradies Lagardère, will offer free meals to military personnel.

DNC will offer a free meal to all uniformed military personnel (one entree and a large fountain drink) on Nov. 20-26 at the following airport restaurants: Earl Campbell's Sports Bar, Schlotzsky's Deli, Maudie's TexMex, The Salt Lick BBQ, and Saxon Pub.

From Nov. 23-25, Paradies Lagardère will offer one free non-alcohol beverage and one menu item to active and retired military service men and women who show their military identification at the airport's ThunderCloud Subs, Second Bar + Kitchen and Ruta Maya locations.

East Food Court closed for renovation
 
The East Food Court will be closed for renovation. This includes former venues Wok & Roll, Hoover's, Hill's Café and Nuevo Leon. This construction, near gates 7-8, will introduce new food and retail concepts/opportunities in the East Food Court such as Berry Austin Frozen Yogurt, Juiceland, The Peached Tortilla and Departure Lounge. Auntie Anne's will remain open during the first phase of renovations before converting to MAD Greens. Grab & Go kiosks will temporarily operate in the area during the food court renovation.
 
New Restaurants and Services

  • Bark & Zoom – Bark & Zoom (www.barkandzoom.com) is a state of the art pet hotel which also includes covered airport parking. Located at: 2601 Cardinal Loop, Del Valle, TX 78617.
  • Hyatt Place – The newest hotel on the Austin airport campus, the Hyatt is located at 9532 Spirit of Austin Lane.
  • Knot Anymore – Now offering hand and nail treatment and table massage in addition to chair massage, Knot Anymore is located inside the terminal near gates 7 and 13.
  • Second Bar + Kitchen – Newly opened at ABIA, Second Bar + Kitchen is an upscale dining experience that combines seasonal ingredients with local artisan products. Located between gate 6 and 7.
  • IVINI – This new Italian restaurant, market and wine bar is found between Gates 21 and 25.

Monitor security line speeds online

Security line speeds at the Barbara Jordan Terminal can be checked online atwww.abia.org. Click on "Travel Tips," or directly at http://aus.tsa.iinside.com. All gates are accessible via any checkpoint. Barbara Jordan Terminal check point locations are below:
 

  • Checkpoint 1 is on the east end of ticketing, past Delta ticketing and enters the concourse at Gate 6.
  • Checkpoint 2 is located in the center of the terminal, across from American Airlines' ticketing and enters the concourse at Gate 11.
  • Checkpoint 3 is on the west end of ticketing, past JetBlue ticketing and enters the concourse at Gate 14.

Travel Tips

Security Screening

Be prepared for security screening—dress and pack smart. Here are a few tips:

  • While packing, check luggage to ensure no prohibited items are in the bag or its pockets. For a comprehensive list of banned and permitted items in carry-on baggage, visit the TSA's Web site at www.tsa.gov.
  • TSA's Pre-Check is available at Checkpoints 1 and 2 in the Barbara Jordan Terminal. To enroll, visit www.tsa.gov.
  • Carry-on luggage is restricted to one bag and one personal item such as a laptop, purse or backpack.
  • Coats, jackets, hats, other such outer garments and shoes must be put through x-ray screening.
  • Remember 3-1-1 for liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on luggage. Three ounces per container, in a clear, one-quart bag, one per passenger and place this in a bin for x-ray.
  • Wrapped gifts may have to be opened during security inspections.

New passenger environmental programs

Good Traveler Carbon Offset program - Passengers now have the opportunity to help make air travel more sustainable by purchasing carbon offsets at an affordable price. For more information, click onhttp://www.austintexas.gov/news/good-traveler-offers-carbon-offsets-passengers.
 
Pour it Out to improve recycling – Bottles containing liquids don't get recycled. Passengers can easily pour out the liquids from bottles at the "Pour it Out" receptacle at checkpoint entries, making the bottles ideal for recycling. For more information click onhttp://www.austintexas.gov/news/%E2%80%98pour-it-out%E2%80%99-launches-earth-day-improve-recycling. 
 
Happy Thanksgiving! The airport of choice for Central Texas is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). New nonstop international flights include London Gatwick, United Kingdom (LGW) on Norwegian Air,www.norwegian.com/us, Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) on Volaris,www.volaris.com, and Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) on AeroMexico,www.aeromexico.com. New for SXSW 2018: Delta to Amsterdam (AMS),www.delta.com, and SAS to Stockholm (ARN) www.flysas.com/en/us/

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