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Jackson Hole Airport Crunch Coming

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It’s that part of their trips that visitors to Jackson knew was going to come eventually – the trip home.  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be the days for the crunch at Jackson Hole airport, and Airport Manager Ray Bishop says of the 1380 seats available on outgoing flights, 1320 are spoken for. He says the outbound rush will be very critical and once again, it will be very congested at screening lines and checking lines; so the airport staff urges people to come a minimum of two hours early. Bishop says eleven flights will be flying in and out of the Jackson facility with a majority of them making their turn-around during the middle of the day. Bishop says the noon-hour rush from approximately 11:00 am until about 1:00 pm is the particularly critical time.  Bishop says, “Sometimes you tell people, ‘be here two hours early’ and they show up 45 minutes before the flight and they don’t make it.”  Bishop also recommends in order to expedite the process, outbound passengers should check in on line; and should check bags and pay for them on line as well.

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