This will be our 1st time flying with Southwest (evening flight 6:35pm). According to Google Map it will be 2 hour 13 min drive from home to Buffalo airport (excluding border wait time). A few questions for frequent (buffalo) flyers ... 1. Coming from Toronto, which bridge would be the best (less wait)? Google suggested Queenston/Lewiston. 2. What would be the busiest time of the day (weekday/weekend) we should avoid at the border? * with my parents-in-laws, we could hardly leave home before 10am. * would there be more or less traffic in weekend? 3. How far is walden galleria away from the airport? 4. Buffalo airport questions - I haven't been there so I am asking questions with a big picture like Pearson. a). Can DH drop us off and unload luggage at the departure level first, and he drive and park at the Preferred long-term parking lot? Will that be a big loop for him (just like Pearson)? b). Long-term parking - how does it work? I believe DH will get a ticket when he drives in, does he need to leave the ticket on dashboard? c). Do we have to leave the key to the parking attendant? I heard for Park N fly in some airports (e.g. Vancouver), you have to leave the car key with them since they may move your car. d). Do we have to specify the duration (i.e. how long we park the car)? e). Payment (when we return from Orlando) - does DH has to pay first (at somewhere like a kiosk), or he just drive to the exit of the parking lot to pay the cashier? 5. Southwest - a). I assume we will print boarding pass from home. But I have a 18-month-old sitting on my lap, so I will have to visit ticket counter to pick up a documentation. Is the ticket counter far away from the check-in counter? Sorry again I am thinking of Pearson (Terminal 1) - where the ticket counter is far away from the check-in counters. b). Sorry again Pearson addicted. How does domestic flight work in US? At Pearson, we have to visit (e.g. Air Canada) check-in counter to weight our luggage, then take everything (cabin and carry-on) to US immigration, and then drop off to luggage belt, then go thru security ....finally done. c). Is there any restaurant beyond the security gate? Since our flight is at 6:35pm, we wanted to buy some dinner to eat on board. d). For our flight 6:35pm - what time should we be at the airport? Southwest customer service told me that it really depends on the security gate line at the airport, and she still suggest 2-hour in advance. Sorry asking so many questions. First time dummy family driving and flying out from Buffalo. Thanks.