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Halifax Stanfield expecting high volumes of passengers during March break

Public school students in Nova Scotia and PEI will have next week off, which may mean lines at the airport
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Public school students in Nova Scotia and PEI will have next week off, which may mean lines at the airport.

If you and your family have travel plans between March 16 and 24, you may want to give yourself a bit of extra time before your flight.

"Allow extra time to travel to the airport, because weather this time of year can be unpredictable," says Melissa MacDonald, communications coordinator at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

MacDonald also warns travellers that there could be longer lines at flight check-in and security gates.

"Everybody's going on the same plane so there's going to be lineups," she says.

It's also important that passengers are aware of their airline's baggage restrictions, which vary from carrier to carrier. This includes weight limits, but also limits on what travellers can bring with them.

"The CATSA [Canadian Air transport Security Authority] website is excellent at providing a list of what you can and cannot take in your carry-on baggage, so I would check that when you're packing your bag," MacDonald says.

Find that list of approved items here.

Lastly, MacDonald says you should give yourself extra time to find a place to park once you get to the airport.

"We do have limited parking in our parkade right now, but we also have an outdoor parking lot, and then we have a Park'N fly available," MacDonald says, adding that travellers can go to the airport website to find coupons for the Park'N Fly.


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