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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – More than half a million travelers are expected to pass through Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Airport officials said they expect approximately 72,000 passengers a day during the seven-day travel period which begins Tuesday, November 25th, and runs through Monday, December 1st.

The busiest travel days will be Wednesday, November 26th, and Sunday, November 30th.

Available airline seats are up 5.7% compared to the same period last year.

Getting to the airport is one thing, where to park your car is another. Thankfully, the airport has a number of options.

Travelers may choose from Valet ($21/day), Daily parking in the garages ($15/day), or Airport Economy Parking ($7.50/day). Travelers should allow extra time for parking during this holiday period.

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Airport Economy Parking is located west of the airport with 3,750 available spaces. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes to bring passengers to and from the terminals.

For those who decide to park at one of the airport’s garages, they can use SunPass Plus to pay. Just use a SunPass Plus lane to enter and exit for the account to be charged. With SunPass Plus entry, no ticket is required.

Airport officials urge those planning on picking up arriving family and friends to use the cell phone waiting area under the main entrance roadway. As you enter the airport from the main roadway, just stay to the left and follow the signs.

Passengers on domestic flights are advised to arrive two hours; three hours early for international flights.

Remember the Transportation Security Administration 3-1-1 liquid rules for carry-on’s = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

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