Summer Travel Tips: Make Sure to Drop Your Bags On Time

Willard Airport will serve about 525 passengers per day, each day, this summer.  Expect a busier terminal than you’ve seen for the last few years.  And make sure to arrive early, because American will no longer accept any checked bags delivered 45 minutes, or less, before departure.
If you aren’t checking a bag, make sure you arrive early to go through security.  With larger planes now operating at Willard, there will be more passengers on each departure.

It also helps if you can pack light. You can avoid checked baggage fees and waiting at baggage claim by only bringing a carry-on bag. Make sure to check American’s size and weight restrictions for carry-on luggage.

Keep an eye on your flight status and any potential delays or cancellations by signing up for flight alerts through American’s app or website. Stay connected to the airline’s social media channels for any real-time updates.

And you might consider travel insurance.  If you’re planning a big trip or have concerns about potential disruptions, consider purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself against unexpected events like flight cancellations or lost luggage.

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