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Expect Long Lines at ABIA Today for Post-ACL Exodus

Ihwa Cheng for KUT News

Mondays are typically one of the busiest days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. And officials say today will be especially busy—as folks who were in town for the Austin City Limits Music Festival head out.

ABIA officials are expecting longer-than-normal security waits—as much as an hour long. To have time to check in and go through security, the airport is asking everyone to arrive at least two hours ahead of their scheduled flight.

Tweets from early-morning travelers are confirming the airport's predictions:

"Airport is insanely busy today .. Like 400 people waiting in security ..," tweeted @austin_dsouza.

"Normal Monday morning rush + Austin City Limits travelers = parking lot at Austin airport. #flightmaybemissed," tweeted @RustyShelton.

"Through security at Austin Airport. They were fast but the line was LONG!" tweeted @pastortina.

ABIA says ACL weekend is profitable for airport concessionaires who report it's their largest sales period of the year.

On Friday, city and airport officials announced plans to expand ABIA.

You can keep track of your flight status on theairport’s website.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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