Travellers should prepare for busy weekend at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, officials say
Published October 6, 2023 at 11:01 am
Those flying out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga today and over the weekend are urged to arrive early for their flights and be prepared for security screening as more people will be travelling due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Pearson officials and those with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) took to social media today to remind air travellers that this is among the busiest travel weekends of the year and they should be prepared.
“Thanksgiving can be a busy travel period. Arrive early and be prepared for security screening” to help any lines move faster, CATSA officials said in a post to X (formerly Twitter).
Meanwhile, border services officials say long weekends usually mean longer wait times at the border — both via air travel and by land. As such, people should be prepared.
They offer a number of travel tips for people.
Additionally, Pearson Airport officials remind travellers that it’s always a good idea to call their airline ahead of time to ensure their flight isn’t delayed.
Pearson Airport and airlines have faced harsh criticism the past two years or so over delayed and cancelled flights, long lineups inside terminals and lost/misplaced luggage.
As Pearson continues to fight back against what it has described as overblown media and public criticism related to travellers’ frustrating experiences at Canada’s biggest and busiest airport, it released results two weeks ago from a second traveller poll conducted on its behalf.
The latest poll conducted for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which runs Pearson, shows that 78 per cent of travellers through the airport in the past three months were satisfied with their experience.
The findings come from an online survey of 2,032 adult Canadians that was conducted from Aug. 29 to Sept. 7.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising