Holiday Travel, Safety Tips

Thanksgiving week kicks off the winter holiday travel season and passengers traveling through Burbank Bob Hope Airport through Monday, Nov. 26 will experience higher-than-normal passenger traffic due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The airport offers travel tips to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has prepared the TSA Traveler’s Guide to help ensure passengers are familiar with what items are prohibited, including the 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels in carry-ons, and traveling with gifts and food. Visit for more information.

Passengers are encouraged to give themselves 90 minutes to two hours to find parking, check their luggage and go through the security checkpoint to ensure that they are at the gate in time for their flight.

Parking options at Burbank Bob Hope Airport include:

Valet parking is located in front of the terminal for $21 per day.

Economy Parking Lots A, B and C are located close to the airport at a rate of $10 per day. Free shuttle service to and from the terminal runs approximately every 15 minutes.

Parking Lot E is the closest to the terminal and within walking distance. Rates are $21 per day.

The Short-Term Parking Structure, next to the terminal, is aimed at “meeters and greeters” who want to find their party quickly and easily. Rates are $3 for the first 30 minutes and $5 for one hour, and $31 per day.

For up-to-the minute information on space availability in Bob Hope Airport lots, call (818) 729-2245.

Also suggested is alternate transportation to the airport, such as the Metrolink/Amtrak trains, shuttles, taxis, BurbankBus.

Airline schedules, airline websites, train and bus schedules, taxi/shuttle information, parking information and information for patrons with special needs are available on the airport’s website,

Safety First
The Los Angeles County Fire Dept. reminds residents that safety is the most important thing to remember on this holiday, especially in the kitchen where there is a lot of activity. The following tips can help ensure families remain safe when giving thanks this year.

Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.

Stay at home when cooking your turkey.

Keep children at least three feet away from the stove.

Keep pot and pan handles pointed inward on the stovetop to prevent spills.

Don’t let electric cords dangle off the counter within easy reach of a child.

Have an ABC-rated fire extinguisher readily available.

Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working.

For more information on Thanksgiving safety, including how to properly operate a turkey fryer, visit:

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