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Why Monday is one of the busiest travel days at RDU

Posted May 14, 2018 5:31 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:13 a.m. EDT

A view of Raleigh-Durham International Airport at night

— This was a busy weekend at RDU, and Monday will be even busier, with a record number of travelers passing through the airport.

Many travelers flew into the Triangle to celebrate Mother's Day or to attend college graduations over the weekend. Officials at RDU estimated that 133,000 people would depart and arrive at the airport throughout the weekend, and 7 a.m. on Monday is expected to be the most congested time as people return home.

Catching a flight or picking up a loved one today? RDU encourages travelers to check their flight status through the morning and plan to arrive at least two hours before a scheduled flight to plan for traffic and crowds.