Heading to Sea-Tac? So is everyone else, apparently

Planes on the tarmac at Sea-Tac Airport in 2015.
Planes on the tarmac at Sea-Tac Airport in 2015. Olympian file photo

But did you pack your patience?

Friday was expected to be the busiest travel day this holiday season at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with 157,800 passengers passing through the airport.

Sea-Tac officials said they expected more than 2.5 million passengers to pass through the airport between Dec. 15 and Jan. 2. The other busiest travel days were Dec. 21 (with 154,900 passengers) and Dec. 15 (152,500).

The least busy days were expected to be Dec. 31 (99,700), Jan. 1 (108,700) and Dec. 24 (109,200).

Travelers are encouraged to arrive at least two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights during the holidays.

To make flying more fun — or more stressful, depending on how you look at it — Sea-Tac is hosting carolers and a parade at 9:30 a.m. every day through Christmas Eve with Santa, Frosty and Sugar Plum Fairies marching through C Concourse.

Earlier this week, live reindeer were brought in to greet passengers at the airport’s Link light rail station.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman