WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist
7:05 AM AKST, November 16, 2012
Thanksgiving Day is only six days away and if you're planning to fly out of Roanoke, be prepared for busy travel and major changes to the airport.
Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) is under a four-million dollar renovation.
But besides construction, flights are oversold.
Gates opened at 4:15 a.m. Friday morning.
Passengers are encouraged to be in the building ninety-minutes before flight time.
Workers say Friday, November 16, 2012 and Saturday, November 17, 2012 are the biggest travel days for ROA this Thanksgiving. "You think it's going to be the day before Thanksgiving but there are so many universities around here and all of them get out at the same time, so these are our big two days and the final one is the Sunday after Thanksgiving," explained executive director Jacque Shuck.
To save some time, try to check-in the night before your flight on the airline's website.
If possible, avoid bringing a carry-on, do not dress in layers, don’t wear belts and bring your patience.
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