This year was one of the busiest summers for travel in history, and you can guarantee that this upcoming Labor Day weekend will be no exception. 

Labor Day is the last chance for many New Yorkers to get out of town and enjoy the summer before the busy fall, so you can expect it to get pretty hectic. Airports all over the Empire State like Buffalo-Niagara, Syracuse-Hancock, and Albany International will be mobbed with people flying out for a long-weekend getaway, leading to a massive number of stressed out travelers. 

Instead of panicking, there are a few steps you can take ahead of time to prevent any issues in getting to your Labor Day weekend destination

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TSA Issues Warning Ahead Of Labor Day Travel

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that New York State airports will see an increase in travelers as early as this Thursday, and are stressing the importance of planning ahead of time and packing properly.

“If you are flying this holiday, you will see that our TSA officers are focused on keeping passengers safe so that others may enjoy their trips. I encourage passengers to listen to the guidance that our officers are offering as our team wants to help ensure that everyone has a smooth screening experience so that travelers get to their destinations safely and get home safely.” - Bart R. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director for Upstate New York

There’s nothing worse than sending your luggage or carry-on through the airport x-ray machine only to have it flagged because you packed something that you weren’t supposed to. It’s nerve-wracking to watch a TSA agent sort through your bag while you worry about missing your flight (not to mention trying to ignore the glares of the passengers  in line behind you).

TSA's Advice For Travelers In New York State

To potentially avoid any headaches, the TSA has released some tips on what you need to know before you even arrive at the airport.

Keep scrolling to see what the TSA says you need to do before flying this Labor Day weekend to make sure everything goes according to plan.

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