Thanksgiving Travel Recommendations for JAX Airport Passengers  

Jacksonville, FL – 20 November 2023 –  In anticipation of a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend for air travel, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) advises passengers to arrive at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) at least two hours prior to their departure time to find parking, check bags and navigate through security.

On peak travel days such as Wednesday, Nov. 22, Sunday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 27, airport officials expect more than 14,000 passengers will fly out of JAX. For this reason, passengers should anticipate longer lines and wait times and plan accordingly.

On-airport parking is also anticipated to reach full capacity on certain days, forcing closures of lots and garages. Any capacity closures of parking facilities will be posted in real-time on the JAX Airport website, the airport’s twitter handle (@JAXairport) and on Airport Road signage approaching JAX. A complimentary cell phone lot is located next to the JAA administration building on Pecan Park Road for individuals picking up inbound passengers. Travelers may want to consider parking utilizing parking off-airport parking businesses on Airport Road or utilizing alternative means of transportation to the airport.

A temporary third economy lot will open on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for a pre-paid flat $40 fee for the entire stay. This lot will be open on a first come, first served basis. Once at capacity it will remain closed through Thanksgiving weekend.

A detailed list of on-airport parking options, as well as rates can be found below:

Airport Parking Rates:

  • Hourly Garage – $2.00 every half hour up to $24/daily
  • Daily Garage – $2.00 every half hour up to $20/daily
  • Daily Surface Lot – $2.00 every half hour up to $14/daily
  • Economy Lot #1 – $8 per day
  • Economy Lot #2 – $8 per day
  • Economy Lot #3 – Pre-paid $40 flat fee for the entire stay (opens Wednesday, Nov. 22 until Dec. 4)
  • Valet Parking – Questions can be directed to 904-741-3900.

 Please refer to the Transportation Security Administration website for a comprehensive list of items that are prohibited in checked and/or carry-on luggage.

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