It has not been easy getting home after Christmas weekend. Airlines knew this would be one of the busiest days of the year. But then came wicked storms over most of the country, and a major terror scare. Add fog to that mix here in Fresno, and today could be another rough travel day.
Effective immediately, passengers aboard U.S. bound international flights will be screened a second time at boarding gates. And during the final hour of flights, passengers must remain seated with no personal items on their laps.
The new rules don't apply to domestic flights, but U.S. passengers are also reporting beefed up security. "Every single liquid in every single bag was examined. They took it out and used their little sniffer-tester, they were running along inside, they wanted everything out of the bag to examine the interior of the bag," said passenger Elaine Vong.
Airlines are recommending coming as much as 3-hours early for international flights.
Fresno-Yosemite International's website has a warning for flyers to plan for longer-than-usual security lines. They're advising you arrive 2-hours before your flight to allow plenty of time for check-in and for security screening at the airport.