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  1. With regards to to getting to airport early, many flyers out of Austin on Halloween day may have wished that. Huge backups to get into the Airport. Not sure what was the culprit but the new Rental Car center (which I do love) was backed up all the way to Airport entrance blocking a lot of traffic. It was a big mess on Friday that extended to Saturday for most of Texas. I was stranded at DFW Friday night so decided to get a room and a car for morning drive home. That typical 3 hour drive took 5 hours because part of I-35 was flooded the day before and then another hour to return the car.

    I have been in Austin only for 2 years but I have sensed the awkward teenage puberty growth spurt of Austin where infrastructure is behind the rapid growth. As much as I love zipping from curb to gate, the city needs a Professional airport not the amateur hour flooding in ATC type stuff that caused the Airport to shutdown on Friday.

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