Balloon Fiesta travel tips

Balloon Fiesta travel tips

ABQ Sunport steps up staffing, flights for big travel days

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CHRISTINE: ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER BRANDON EVANS SPOKE TO FAMILIES TODAY ABOUT THEIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE ON THIS FINAL WEEKEND. HE HAS A LOOK AT WHAT CREWS ARE DOING TO HANDLE THE CROWDS, NEW ON 7. >> WITH THOUSANDS MORE PASSENGERS EVERYDAY HERE DURING BALLOON FIESTA, THE AIRLINES, SECURITY AND AIRPORT STAFF REALLY HAVE TO STEP UP THEIR EFFORTS, AND ACCORDING TO THE TRAVELERS WE SPOKE WITH TODAY, SO FAR THE HARD WORK IS PAYING OFF. >> IT WAS WONDERFUL. WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND EVERYTHING WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN. >> THIS COUPLE AND THEIR GRANDKIDS SAYING THEY HAD NO ISSUES AT THE SUNPORT. A BIG REASON WHY, THE AIRLINES WENT BIG FOR BALLOON FIESTA. IT’S AN AVERAGE OF 33%, AND THAT’S BOTH ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS AND OR LARGER FLIGHTS. >> THIS YEAR, TRAVELERS WERE TREATED WITH THESE IMAGES, INSTEAD OF THOSE OF AN AIRPORT UNDER CONSTRUCTION. >> PASSENGERS COME IN AND SEE OUR AMAZING ART EXHIBITS, INCLUDING THE ENCHANTED VOYAGE PROJECTION EXHIBIT THAT’ BALLOON FIESTA THEMED. TRAVELERS FROM OTHER STATES WITH BIGGER AIRPORTS APPRECIATED THE CONVENIENCE. HOW EASY WAS IT GETTING IN AND OUT? >> EASY. GREAT. THIS IS THE BEST AIRPORT THERE IS >> TRAVELERS LIKE VAN, THOUGH JUST 10-YEARS-OLD, SAYS HE’S FLOWN ENOUGH TO RATE HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE SUNPORT. >> I’D DEFINITELY RATE IT LIKE A SEVEN OR AN EIGHT. >> AND WHILE BALLOON FIESTA IS ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TRI WORTHWHILE, MAYBE THE EASE OF TRAVEL WILL BE ENOUGH TO BRING PEOPLE BACK EVEN SOONER. WOULD YOU DO IT AGAI >> YES, DEFINITELY. >> YOU WOULD DEFINITELY COME BACK? >> Y

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Balloon Fiesta travel tips

ABQ Sunport steps up staffing, flights for big travel days

With thousands more passengers than usual passing through the Albuquerque International Sunport each day of Balloon Fiesta, the airlines, security and airport staff have really had to step up their efforts.According to the travelers KOAT spoke with, the hard work has paid off so far.Watch this video for travel tips and to see what travelers are saying about their experiences.

With thousands more passengers than usual passing through the Albuquerque International Sunport each day of Balloon Fiesta, the airlines, security and airport staff have really had to step up their efforts.

According to the travelers KOAT spoke with, the hard work has paid off so far.

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Watch this video for travel tips and to see what travelers are saying about their experiences.

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