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Be prepared for holiday travel hiccups

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It’s one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The good news-- if you're hitting the road or the skies things nationwide have been so far so good!

For those who are flying this holiday season, give yourself some extra time to get through security.

Airlines are preparing for more travelers than this time last year.

TSA recommends you do not wrap gifts prior to coming to the airport. This is both for your checked and carry-on bags. If an item is flagged during the screening process, TSA employees will unwrap it.

Solid items like cookies and cakes can be packed in your carry-on. But any liquid or spread more than 3.4 ounces must be checked.

The South Bend International Airport allows you to check ARRIVAL TIMES and DEPARTURE TIMES -- always check to see if your flight has been delayed.

Car travelers, check the forecast before you head out.

Take a blanket and some extra warm clothing with you and bring jumper cables and an ice scraper.

Police also want to remind you that cyber risks can increase when you're traveling.

Use strong passwords for cell phones and avoid putting sensitive information on unsecured networks and public computers.


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