SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – The holiday travel season was expected to kick into high gear Friday and carry into Saturday as millions of travelers hit the road or take to the sky to get to their holiday destination.
Friday was expected to be the busiest travel day during the holidays at San Diego International Airport, and fliers should pack some extra time to make sure they catch their flight. News 8 checked in on travelers on Saturday, too, and it was tough to notice a difference.
One mom headed to the East Coast for the holidays says she came well prepared for her trip.
"The outside line is definitely shorter than the inside one, but it's really cold, she said."
One little traveler all bundled up told CBS News 8 he's "ready for Santa to come."
According to AAA, 107 million Americans will take to the road, rail or skies – making it one the highest holiday travel seasons on record.
Even with reported high gas prices, drivers are putting the metal to the peddle.
A San Diego International Airport spokesperson said 65,000 passengers are expected to go through its terminals each day through January 2nd.
Fliers are reminded that TSA will not allow wrapped presents through security.
An airport spokesperson advised travelers to arrive at least an hour-and-a-half early for domestic flights and two-and-a-half hours early for international flights.
Construction in Terminal 2 parking lot remains ongoing, but drivers can park in the long-term lot off of Harbor Drive or McCain Road.
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Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and high temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Monday in San Diego County.
A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
For years, there have been reports of Sears death spiraling toward the corporate graveyard alongside other popular brick-and-mortar retailers.
Temperatures Monday are warm, above average for the coast but below average at the desert. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds.
Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians -- and bad drivers -- in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego police Sunday.
Just a few days ago thunderstorms rolled through San Diego bringing measurable rain to the county for the first time in months. But things are about to change as strong Santa Anas are headed our way.
An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.
Chase De Leo scored on the final shot of the shootout to give the San Diego Gulls a 6-5 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday night in Ontario, their first win of the 2018-19 American Hockey League season.