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Flying for Thanksgiving? Get to the airport early

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

If your holiday travels are happening by air, the Montgomery Regional Airport has a word of advice: Get to the airport early.

Lynn Cox, a spokeswoman for Montgomery Regional suggests holiday travelers be at least 90 minutes early for their flight and absolutely no later than one hour before departure time.

Cox says airline ticket counters shut down 30 minutes prior to departure to start boarding at the gate.

Despite industry warnings to be early, many passengers are still arriving behind schedule.

Being on time could be the difference between waiting on another flight and enjoying a plate of turkey and dressing at Grandma's house in Tucson. 

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