Cheyenne Regional Airport said to pack your patience this holiday season

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Cheyenne Regional Airport(Mia Johnson)
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 5:58 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As most people start booking flights and preparing to travel for the holiday season, the Cheyenne Regional Airport is asking that passengers come prepared.

“We are seeing a big peak of demand travelers right now for the holidays, and there are simply just not enough aircraft, or pilots, or crews to move all those people over the holiday season,” said Director of Aviation, Tim Barth. “So if you are traveling over the holidays, we are really going to stress patience, patience, patience.”

Barth said travelers can expect include longer waits, mask mandates, vaccine or testing mandates and possibly weather delays.

Since peak air travel typically happens within a day or two of major holidays, Barth suggests travelers book flights a few days before or a few days after the holiday.

Because of these additional obstacles, travelers are encouraged to show up early and adhere to any and all airport rules.

“We are always going to recommend people check in early over the holidays. People are going to want to bring gifts; it is going to take a little more time to get through TSA, and it doesn’t matter whether you are flying here in Cheyenne or anywhere else,” said Barth.

Barth says airports across the nation are facing the impact of pandemic supply issues and a labor shortage, so pack your patience wherever your flight takes you.

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