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October in Austin means not solely cooler climate but additionally throngs of tourists swarming town for 2 main world occasions: the Austin Metropolis Limits Music Competition in Zilker Park — which begins this weekend — and the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas later this month.

The inflow of vacationers and attendees will flood the passenger gates at Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport, the place officers are asking vacationers to plan forward and put together for busy days over the following few weekends. The airport has offered solutions to some continuously requested questions:

What are the crowds at Austin’s airport going to be like?

Count on greater than 30,000 vacationers every day through the occasions.

“Following a busy summer time journey season that noticed record-breaking journey volumes, passengers flying out and in of (the airport) ought to know what to anticipate this October, which is anticipated to herald a brand new file variety of single-day departing vacationers for each ACL and the System 1 race,” airport officers stated in an announcement.

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When are probably the most crowded days?

Days that may most likely see greater than 30,000 departing passengers embrace:

  • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for ACL Week One.
  • Oct. 16-18 for ACL Week Two.
  • Oct. 20-26 for System 1 races.

When ought to I arrive on the airport?

Airport officers urge passengers utilizing common Transportation Safety Administration screening to reach at the least 2 ½ hours earlier than departure for home flights and three hours earlier than departure for worldwide flights.

Passengers that must examine baggage or return a rental automotive earlier than getting within the TSA safety line ought to arrive even earlier.

Texas 71 and U.S. 183, which intersect close to the airport, are anticipated to be busy, particularly F1 race weekend. Passengers ought to account for heavy site visitors and extra journey time to the airport.