The 2018 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix races into Austin, Texas the weekend of Oct. 19 - 21.
AUSTIN, Texas – The 2018 Formula One (F1) United States Grand Prix races into Austin, Texas the weekend of Oct. 19 – 21, bringing more passengers and flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. To welcome and send off travelers and fans, the airport is positioning extra customer service representatives and conducting extra music performances.
During the F1 weekend, passengers are advised to be in the terminal two hours before departure time. Busiest days are expected on Sunday evening, Oct. 21 and Monday, Oct. 22, when airport traffic increases with post-race departing passengers.
In addition to new air service and cargo, six charter flights – arrivals from F1 Japanese Grand Prix and departures from Austin to the next race, F1 Grand Premio De Mexico in Mexico City – were added.
Need to book your flight to the F1 race after Austin? AeroMexico, code sharing with Delta Air Lines offers year-round daily nonstop service to Mexico City from Austin. To fly the AeroMexico nonstop with Premium Class seats from AUS to MEX, visit www.aeromexico.com or call 1-800-237-6639.
Special post-race live music performances start Sunday night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 21, with a performance from Shelly King at Annie’s (Gate 27) and David Touchton at Tacodeli (Gate 24). Also scheduled to perform at the airport is Phil Hurley.
On Monday, Oct. 22, six shows are featured from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. including Allysa Grace and Beth James at Annie’s, Chris Beall and Emily Shirley at Tacodeli and Rich Harney, on the Tie Dye Piano at IVINI (Gate 30). See exact times of performances at the airport: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/music-air-0 .
New Offerings at the Airport
Since the last F1 race in Austin, a new free cell phone lot, with a Texaco gas station and convenience store has opened at the airport along with new concessions inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal. They include:
Renovated free cell phone lot, gas station and convenience store is located at 2901 Spirit of Texas Drive. Wait here for your call to pick up arriving family and friends.
Einstein Bros Bagels / Caribou Coffee (near Gate 24)
Tacodeli, authentically handcrafted tacos and salads (near Gate 24)
While packing, check luggage to ensure no prohibited items are in the bag or its pockets. For a comprehensive list of banned and permitted items in carry-on baggage, visit www.tsa.gov.
TSA’s Pre-Check is available at Checkpoints 1 and 2. To enroll, visit www.tsa.gov.
Remember 3-1-1 for liquids, gels, and aerosols in carry-on luggage. Three ounces per container, in a clear, one-quart bag, one per passenger, and place this in a bin for X-ray.
Pour it out. Bottles containing liquids do not get recycled. Passengers can easily pour out the liquids from bottles at the “Pour It Out” receptacle at checkpoint entries, making the bottles ideal for recycling.