Traveling to see loved ones for the holidays? We will keep you up to date with the information you need to know as you hit the roads or head the airport. 

Christmas weekend travel resources:

Check here for parking at Austin Bergstrom International AirportCheck on local construction projects and traffic on major roads, freeways and tollwaysCheck major airline flight delays for arrivals and departures from AustinCheck here for wait times at the TSA checkpoints at Austin’s airportCheck delays by airport across the country 

UPDATES:

2:55 p.m.: The cold front swept through Austin by Friday afternoon but the thunderstorms expected to be on its leading edge remained parked over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and delayed flights at both major airports there. 

FAA data from FlightAware showed that more than a quarter of flights between noon and 4 p.m. were delayed going in and out of Dallas Love Field and DFW International Airport as of 2:45 p.m. Advisories that have since expired pinned the delays on the storms. 

All and all, things appear to be running rather smoothly across the rest of the country. Earlier congestion delays at Miami and Philadelphia airports have cleared up and the usual choke points at airports in Chicago, Newark, N.J., and the ones in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all report that operations are running mostly on time. 

Back at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

The uncovered long-term parking lots remain full, but overflow lots and garages still have spaces.Travelers in line at the airport’s Transportation Security Administration checkpoints face a wait time of up to 14 minutes as of 2:30 p.m.No flight cancellations have been reported so far.

11:30 a.m.: So far, so good for most of the nation’s major airports and airline hubs on this busy holiday travel day, FAA data shows. 

Flights are landing and taking off on time with a couple of exceptions across the country, including at notoriously delay-prone airports like Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. 

It’s all clear also at other major hubs, including airports in Detroit, Minneapolis, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York. 

However, things aren’t so jolly at two major American Airlines hubs: Philadelphia is reporting delays of up to 30 minutes because of congestion, which are expected to worsen; and at Miami International Airport, where congestion delays of up to 45 minutes are finally beginning to ease. Southwest’s hub at Dallas Love Field is also reporting delays of up to 40 minutes.

Back at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

The uncovered long-term parking lots remain full, but overflow lots and garages still have spaces.Travelers in line at the airport’s Transportation Security Administration checkpoints face a wait time of up to 13 minutes as of 11:30 a.m.No flight cancellations have been reported so far.

8:40 a.m.: The main economy parking lots at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport have filled up and officials have opened nearby overflow lots, according to the airport’s parking website. 

The best way to the overflow lots is to exit Texas 71 at the Spirit of Texas Drive, which is one exit before the main exit for the main terminal. 

Don’t want to fight for parking at the airport? Here are some alternatives to getting to your flights. 

Alternatives to driving to the airport:

Taxi: Yellow Cab, Lone Star Cab, Austin Cab, ATX Co-Op Taxi Ride-hail: Companies include RideAustin, Fasten, Lyft, Uber and ZTrip (which includes Yellow Cab cars). Take CapMetro: The #100 Airport Express bus runs every half-hour, leaving from the University of Texas campus with a stop in downtown. Typical fare is $1.25. Here’s the time table and route map (pdf).

Good morning Austin! Long term parking is available in the overflow lot. Take Spirit of Texas Dr. Check back throughout the weekend for live parking availability updates or call 512-530-3300. Safe travels! pic.twitter.com/B6yebztJ55

— ABIA Parking (@ABIA_Parking) December 22, 2017]]