MIAMI – More than 1 million passengers are expected to travel through South Florida's airports for Thanksgiving.
Officials at Miami International Airport expect more than 989,000 passengers to travel at MIA from Monday, Nov. 21 to Monday, Nov. 28.
The busiest days are expected to be Saturday through next Monday.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport also expects a boost in passengers this week.
Departing passengers are advised to arrive to the airports at least two hours before a domestic flight and 2 1/2 hours before an international flight.
MIA officials warn that parking on the shoulders of MIA's roadways or in other restricted areas is prohibited, but the airport has a cellphone waiting lot for people who are picking up travelers at the airport. The parking lot is located just off LeJeune Road and Northwest 31st Street.
Military veterans who have a disabled veterans Florida license plate receive free parking at MIA. Airport officials said the disabled veteran to whom the license plate was issued must be in the vehicle in order to receive the parking fee exemption.
Public transportation is also an option for travelers trying to get to the airports, including the Tri-Rail, Orange Line Metrorail Service and Broward County Transit.
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