Fliers Face Long Lines Before Spring Break Take-Off

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    For many, Spring Break begins on Friday -- and that means a lot of people will be getting out of town. (Published Friday, Mar 7, 2014)

    For many, Spring Break begins on Friday -- and that means a lot of people will be getting out of town.

    One of the many ways of traveling will be flying.

    At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport they are expecting more than 1.1 million passengers to fly from March 7-24.

    Airport officials encourage anyone flying to make sure to come early and to call ahead to make sure their flights are still on schedule.

    But lines were already very long early Friday morning.

    A group of students from Bishop Lynch Catholic High School in East Dallas were in one of those lines. They arrived three hours early to make sure they did not miss their flight.

    "There is always a couple of people who are late, and there may still be,” said teacher David Post, “That is why you get here so early."

    This is the 15th year the high school is taking students on a Spring Break trip. This year they are going to Europe.

    "I am looking forward to traveling to Spain and France, and seeing all the different cultures and stuff,” said student Gannie Geilser. "I have never been anywhere."

    DFW Airport is adding an incentive for people to fly on Spring Break by giving away $15 "eat-and-shop" vouchers for passengers who park in the Express North or Express South parking.

    That special is only good from March 7 to March 11.