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Thanksgiving Travel Tips from the Lee County Port Authority

Greetings Industry Partners,

The VCB would like to share the message below from the Lee County Port Authority outlining
information for traveling out of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) this Thanksgiving:

-We expect a busy Thanksgiving at RSW this year and want travelers to plan ahead. Please be in
line at your security checkpoint at least 2 hours prior to your flight departure for a domestic flight
and 3 hours before an international flight.

-Parking lots may fill up more quickly between Friday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
Please give yourself extra time to find parking and consider alternative ways to get to RSW, such
as being dropped off by friends or family or using commercial transportation. If necessary, we will
post parking updates on the airport’s website and Facebook to keep travelers informed on

-For Thanksgiving this year, RSW is offering passengers a new remote and reserved parking option
called RSWRemote. It is located on the north side of the airport, on Regional Lane, off Chamberlin
Parkway. The RSWRemote parking lot will be accepting cars to enter from Saturday, Nov.18 through
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Cars can exit from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. The
cost will be a flat $40 fee, no matter how many days you choose to park and is non-refundable. This
should save travelers money and stress this holiday! For more information or to book and prepay for
parking in RSWRemote, please visit the airport’s website. RSW recommends adding an additional 30
minutes to your travel time to use this new remote parking option.

-Local roads are extremely busy, so please allow extra time to get to the airport. To avoid congestion,
use the I-75 Direct Connect to get to and from RSW.

-If there is inclement weather forecasted at destination or connecting airports, travelers should check
with their air carrier to see if there are any changes to their flight schedules.

-Visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website at for tips about what you can and
cannot bring through the security checkpoint. For more airport information, please visit or Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

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