Summer Travel Tips

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During the busy summer travel season, here are a few tips to help make planning your getaway a little easier.

Getting the Right Flight

Visit the Louisville International Airport (SDF) website at to book your next flight. The airlines offer dozens of great vacation getaways – many with nonstop service. Remember, if you can be flexible on your travel plans, you can save money.

Pack Light

The less you pack the more money you may save as most airlines charge a fee for checked bags. Focus on the essentials when packing and consider purchasing items when you arrive.

Arrive Early

With an increase in travelers expected during the summer months, be sure to arrive 1½ hours prior to your scheduled departure particularly during peak departure times. At Louisville International Airport, those peak periods are daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For travelers’ convenience, the TSA security checkpoint at Louisville International is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For additional TSA information, visit