Portland International Airport is expecting another record breaking year.
PDX is expecting to head out of 2017 with a bang - with over 19-million travelers passing through, marking a fifth consecutive record-breaking year.
The volume of passengers will continue to build throughout this week, with peak times on December 21st, the 22nd and the 26th. Over 63,000 travelers will pass through on each of those days.
Kama Simonds with the Port of Portland, says to help smooth holiday air travel process, remember to safeguard your things. When parking, remove valuables from your vehicle, roll up the windows and lock the doors. When your in the terminal, keep your bags close and be aware of your surroundings. If you see something, say something.
Simonds says to simplify your parking payment by using a credit card when entering all airport parking lots , and that same credit card when leaving. This saves time and you don't have to keep track of your parking ticket or stop to use the pay machines before exiting.
here's also an easy way to find out which parking lots have available spaces. Visit flypdx.com and get realtime parking information and tell you how much space is left in the lot.
When flying with a pet, Simonds says it needs to stay in the carrier the moment you hit the terminal. Once getting through security, you can use the pet relief area located on the concourse connector. To keep kids busy while you're waiting to fly out, PDX has two kids play areas located on concourse B and concourse C. If you're waiting for a flight to come in, a new kid's activity station presecurity will be installed at the south end of the ticket lobby adjacent to Starbucks.
The number one thing to remember during the busy year-end holiday season is to give yourself plenty of time when heading to the airport.