by Elizabeth Ruiz
It's not as busy as Spring Break, Thanksgiving or Christmas but San Antonio International Airport is busier than usual this week.
Rich Johnson with the San Antonio Airport System says they're seeing an influx of travelers from Mexico for Holy Week.
"Viva Aerobus and Interjet added about 7 flights this week because of that demand for international travel," said Johnson.
In addition, they're seeing a spike of 50 to 100 percent in private aircraft from Mexico arriving at the airport this week.
"We're seeing a lot of Mexican nationals coming in. They're playing golf and shopping," he said.
He urges passengers to allow 2 hours for the parking and check-in process this week, especially on flights departing before 7 a.m.
Keep your boarding pass and ID readily available and use TSA-approved locks on your luggage. Screeners may have to open your bag during the screening process.
Don't forget the 3-1-1 rule for carry-on bags. TSA allows gels or liquids in 3.4 ounce bottles in 1 quart-sized clear, plastic zip-top bag and only 1 bag per passenger.
Be ready to remove your shoes. There are exceptions for passengers 12 years or younger, 75 or older, members of the military and those who are enrolled in the TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry programs.
It's a good idea to check with your airline to make sure your flight is on time before you head to the airport. Storms in other parts of the country could cause your flight to be delayed or cancelled.