SDF spring break travel tips

Muhammad Ali international airport is expecting record numbers of travelers this weekend.

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Florida is the most popular destination for travelers from LOU this weekend.

Photo provided by Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)

Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is expecting a record-setting spring break weekend. Over 36,500 departures are scheduled Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31 — a more than a 13% increase from last year.

SDF is usually easy to navigate, but with big crowds expected, here are some pro tips for travelers looking to start their trip off on the right foot:

  • Arrive two-and-a-half hours before your scheduled departure time + expect longer lines than usual — especially for departures before 8:30 a.m.
  • Know where you’re going to park and remember that lots may close as they fill up.
  • Check in ahead of time on your airline’s website or app, and keep an eye on your flight’s status.
  • Pack smart — electronics larger than a cell phone will need to be removed at security and liquids are limited to 3-oz. containers.
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