Spring Break Trip to Indy International Airport

INDIANAPOLIS — If you’re heading into Indianapolis International Airport in the coming days, the TSA says expect longer lines and busier flights.

Nationally, average daily passengers will exceed 90% of pre-pandemic levels for the rest of the month.

Friday and Saturday are expected to have the highest number of travelers, with 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. being the busiest times.

So what should you do if you’re going on spring break this week?

The TSA says that for everyone to have a smooth and safe travel experience, it’s crucial to arrive at least two hours before their flight.

It’s also a good idea to download your airline’s app to stay informed of any adjustments to your flight schedule.

“During the pandemic, we’ve seen airlines change their flight schedules,” said Megan Carrico, director of public affairs at the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “Many leave around the same time, i.e. between 5 and 7am, so if you haven’t flown in a while or aren’t flying at different times, you’ll be maybe surprised to see the queue going through the TSA.”

Experts say if you’re looking to travel this year, book now! As travel demand recovers, airline ticket prices are already rising.

However, jet fuel costs may soon be part of the equation. As oil prices continue to rise, experts say travelers could pay for it later.

No matter where you’re headed – experts say book now to get the best rate.

Most airlines allow you to book up to 10 months in advance.

Experts say travel agents can also save you money by bundling airfare and hotel costs.