Why do I have to be at the airport so early

Why do I have to be at the airport so early?

Wetraditionally ask passengers if they are going to be flyingdomestically to get to the airports two hours before their flight. Ifthey are flying internationally, get to the airport three hours beforeyour flight. You have to manipulate the parking, you have to check inand get your ticket, you have to get your bags screened, you have toget through security, you have to find your gate. We think that twohours is a good amount of time for domestic flights, but it's always agood idea to check with the airline. If you have some flexibility inscheduling your flight, you can schedule it during non-peak hours whenyou know there's not going to be a lot of people at the airport.