Holiday Travel Headaches: Worse Time To Fly, Drive Depends On City


CONSTRUCTION OF THE 1,000 UNITS WRAP UP BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR. THIS WEEK IS THE NUMBER ONE TRAVEL TIME OF THE YEAR. FLYING OR DRIVING, IT IS A BUSY TIME FOR TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL THE FIFTH BUSIEST AND CONGESTED AIRPORT IN THE COUNTRY. THERE IS A WORSE TIME TO FLY AND DRIVE DEPENDING ON THE CITY THAT YOU LIVE IN. CBS 13’S MACY JENKINS IS LIVE AT SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL GETTING ANSWERS. Reporter: IT IS STARTING TO PICK UP HERE BUT TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE BUSIER. OFFICIALS SAY PARKING LOTS HERE WILL FILL UP BEFORE THE HOLIDAY. AND WAIT TIMES WILL BE LONGER THAN USUAL AT SECURITY LINES. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR BUT ALSO THE BUSIEST. OUTBEATS CHRISTMAS AND ANY OTHER — OUT BEATS CHRISTMAS AT & ANY OTHER HOLIDAY. Reporter: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ARE A THE BUSIEST DAYS OF THE MONTH BUT THERE IS A SPECIFIC TIME OF DAY THAT IS THE WORSE TIME TO FLY. IN THE MORNING. YOUR HONOR, YOU HAVE A MEETING AND YOU HAVE — YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE A MEETING AND YOU HAVE TO GET THERE. THE WORSE TIME OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO IS 9:40 A.M. I WAS CLOSE. Reporter: EARLY MORNING IS PRETTY ACCURATE. SACRAMENTO CAN GET REALLY BUSY. IT IS THE TSA LINE GETTING THROUGH BEFORE YOU GET TO YOUR AIRLINE THAT IS BEING IMPACTED. Reporter: WHAT ABOUT HITTING THE ROAD? HERE IS LAST YEAR IN LOS ANGELES. ON THE TUESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. AVOIDING IT. Reporter: THE WORSE TIME TO DRIVE THIS WEEK IN LOS ANGELES IS TUESDAY FROM 3:15 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. AND IN SAN FRANCISCO 4:00 P.M. TO 5:45 P.M. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE AT 4:30 P.M. Reporter: HE SAYS IT IS LIKELY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE OFFICE OR HEADING IN FOR A NIGHT SHIFT. IF YOU KNOW THE AREA, DON’T PUT IN GPS. Reporter: AVOID FREEWAYS AND USE BACK ROADS AND IF YOU CAN’T CHANGE YOUR TIMES YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE. PACK YOUR PATIENCE. YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE WITH THE FLOW — GO WITH THE FLOW. Reporter: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PARKING MAP. IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW MANY SPACES ARE AVAILABLE IN EACH LOT. A TIP TO SAVE TIME BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD AND HEAD HERE TO THE AIRPORT. THANK YOU.

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