‘Tis The Day Before Thanksgiving: 2015 Edition


An annual tradition from RDU Cruising Altitude and the Communications and Community Affairs staff at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

RDU_2862‘Tis the day before Thanksgiving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Nearly 30,000 travelers heading to and fro the country we are happy to report.


Parking spaces by the tens of thousands await turkey flyers in our three big lots

And our shiny new roadside signs direct them without any second thoughts.


Our sharply-dressed Ambassadors staff kiosks to answer all your queries

Check out our Holiday Travel Guide for tips to avoid arriving weary.


Super-savvy meters and greeters will come in to smile and hug hello

While those who’d rather stay mobile know the cell lot’s where to go.


Once inside the sounds of the holidays greet many smiling ears

It’s our music series, which has been going on for more than 20 years.


Many are taking advantage of TSA Pre-Check for quick screening at security.

But knowing these screening tips will help everyone not to worry.


En route to the gate, moving sidewalks help you to rest your knees

You can enjoy free Wi-Fi, power outlets and other keen amenities.


With Travel Happy coupons, you can save a bunch on many a delicious dish

Some shoppers are knocking out holiday shopping with shipping to anywhere they wish.


When the turkey’s just a memory and it’s time to return to RDU

The Christmas Tubas on Sunday will cheer you into a holiday mood.


Before we go, just one more tip from those of us in the know

When exiting the garage, pay at the exit is the fastest way to go.


We really hope that you’ve enjoyed our short Thanksgiving rhyme

We look forward to seeing you at least two hours ahead of departure time.


On behalf of all of us at RDU, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and the start of a joyous holiday season.