How to avoid a crash at Durham airport

Durham, N.C. — When the airport is full, don’t wait until the last possible moment to go to the gate.

If you do, the next step will be a long and awkward detour to get back.

The Durham International Airport Authority says the last gate at the airport will be opened by 7 p.m.

Friday.

When it’s fully open, the terminal will be full and the terminal-level parking lots will open for business, said airport spokeswoman Lisa McManus.

The last gate will be at 7 p:m.

and the first flight from the airport to Charlotte will take off around 8 p.