About 121,000 people are expected to move through Pearson International Airport today, making it the busiest travel day of the year.
Nearly two million passengers will travel through the Toronto-area airport during the three-week period surrounding Christmas. Here's what travellers are being advised to do.
GET THERE EARLY
Travellers are reminded to give themselves plenty of time to deal with longer lineups and to keep any gifts unwrapped to minimize delays at security.
Pearson officials say passengers should arrive at the airport two hours early, even if they are flying domestically.
CHECK FOR DELAYS
Travellers are also being advised to check their flights online in case of any delays but so far the majority of departures are on time.
KNOW THE BAGGAGE RULES
WestJet and Air Canada both implemented fees for the first checked baggage item earlier this year and passengers are reminded to be aware of restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols when packing their carry-on bags.
KNOW HOW THE SECURITY SCREENINGS WORK
Earlier this week, the federal government announced it would expedite security screening at Pearson's Terminal 1 and 3 and Canada's three other busiest airports – Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal – for U.S.-bound air travellers considered to be low-risk. (Read more here)
With a report from Steven Chase