Airlines Expect Increase Travel this Thanksgiving

Airlines are expecting a record-breaking year for air travel this Thanksgiving weekend. Around 27.3 million passengers are expected to fly on US airlines over Thanksgiving weekend. This is an increase of up to 2.5% from the same time period last year, according to Airlines for America.

The busiest travel days are expected to be November 23, 27, and 28th. Airlines are preparing by offering an additional 74,000 more seats each days.

Airports (especially the TSA) are hoping that last year’s delays won’t happen again.

According to Skift:

The industry expects airport lines to be manageable because more people have signed up for programs such as TSA PreCheck that screen travelers more quickly.

The Transportation Security Administration said that nearly 4 million people are enrolled in PreCheck, up from 1.75 million a year ago. More than 5 million are in other programs, mostly Global Entry, which is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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