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    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Thanksgiving dinner is done, the leftovers are packed up, and it’s time to go home. That made for one busy day at Chicago airports Sunday. There was a lot of traffic outside the airports and inside, too. The Chicago Department of Aviation warned everyone that would happen, adivising travelers to plan to arrive early in the...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travelers heading back to California from Nevada on the last day of the Thanksgiving weekend can expect long delays. The Regional Transportation Commission Southern Nevada said in a tweet Sunday morning that cars were backed up for 20 miles on I-15 southbound. Heavy traffic on the Sunday after Thanksgiving at the state line near Primm, 45...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sunday was expected to be the busiest day of the Thanksgiving travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. The TSA estimated that more than 20 million would pass through screening points over the holiday season, with 10 percent of those travelers passing through LAX. As of Saturday night, TSA nationwide had screened 18.4 million...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The days leading up to Thanksgiving get all the hype when it comes to holiday travel. But with the weekend coming to a close, Logan Airport was packed on Sunday morning with people headed home from the holiday away. MassDOT also anticipates Sunday will be the busiest travel day on the roads. “The big roadways we track...
    MINNEAPOLS (WCCO)– The Transportation Security Administration announced the beginning of this year’s Thanksgiving travel rush. TSA says Wednesday was the busiest day for air travel in the U.S. since the pandemic began. On Wednesday alone, TSA reports 2,311,978 people passed through security. They said it is the highest number of daily passengers since Feb. 28, 2020, when 2,353,150 were screened. TSA...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Just hours shy of a pandemic travel record potentially being set, some travelers are choosing to avoid the big crowds and long wait times that are expected on Sunday.The video featured is from a previous report.According to TSA officials, Sunday is predicted to be one of the busiest travel days of the year as people return from...
    MIAMI (CCBSMiami/CNN) – The Transportation Security Administration announced Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the U.S. According to the TSA, over 2.3 million people were screened at airports across the country on Wednesday, making it the busiest day at security checkpoints since March 2020. READ MORE: Study: COVID-19 Reinfection Is Rare, Severe Disease Even RarerThe...
    Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the United States.The Transportation Security Administration says it screened 2.3 million people (2,311,978) at airports across the country on Wednesday, making it the busiest day at security checkpoints since March 2020.The number is 88% of the traffic (2,624,250) on the equivalent Wednesday in 2019, before the pandemic. And it...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — BWI Airport was pretty much a ghost town on Thanksgiving Day but there were still travelers there catching last-minute flights. Travelers like Dwayne Barrett of Texas enjoy last-minute travel. “The planes are never crowded,” Barrett said. “TSA doesn’t have lines and usually the flights are cheaper.” READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Baltimore's Inner HarborPeople at...
    DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – According to AAA, airlines have made a near full recovery since the start of the pandemic and this holiday, those traveling by air should expect more people than ever before. On Wednesday, what was predicted to be one of the busiest days of the week, anxious families arrived hours early only to find minimal lines inside of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Officials say 203,000 people came through Denver International Airport on Wednesday as travelers continued to return to air travel, even with hospitalizations reaching highs in the state. Sunday after Thanksgiving is expected to be the biggest day since before the pandemic, with 206,000 travelers expected to pass through the airport. (credit: CBS) “We just flew in from...
    SAN FRANCISCO INT’L AIRPORT (KPIX 5) – Bay Area airports, including SFO, were busy Wednesday as travelers reunited with their loved for the first Thanksgiving since COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted. Wednesday night was just the beginning of the reunion of the Miller family from New York. The family packed into a minivan heading to their grandmother’s, after the 2017...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Spend time at Los Angeles International Airport for long enough, and you’ll find some incredible stories. The pandemic has kept families apart for a long time. READ MORE: With Nearly 4 Million Residents Planning To Hit The Road This Thanksgiving, Drivers Should Expect TrafficBut on Tuesday, travelers arriving into LAX finally got the moment they’ve been...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As millions of Texans hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands will also face car trouble. But there are teams patrolling the tollways in North Texas ready to help. Kareem Williams says you never get used to the feeling of standing on a highway as high speed traffic flies by. READ MORE: Lessons In Gratitude Last...
    Those who want to rent a car for the holiday season this year may be in for sticker shock. Travel site Kayak reports that the average cost of rental cars is up 75 percent from 2019 and 66 percent from 2020. Jonathan Weinberg, the founder and CEO of Autoslash.com, also said the average price for a rental car nationwide is...
    Last-minute travelers who are flying on Thanksgiving Eve will likely see crowds that’ll make them wonder if they’ve chosen the right time to leave. Nearly all travel experts agree that the night before Thanksgiving isn’t the ideal time to fly. This includes the American Automobile Association (AAA), which published an updated travel forecast for the holiday. THANKSGIVING TRAVEL: BEST AND...
    Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family. The number of air travelers this week is expected to approach or even exceed pre-pandemic levels, and auto club AAA predicts that 48.3 million people...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles International Airport is expecting up to two million travelers during the Thanksgiving travel period and with heavy traffic likely to fill up the freeways, the time to plan is now.According to LAX, two million passengers will use the airport from Nov. 18-30 this year, which is twice as many as during the same time...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re flying out of South Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to get to the airport early and expect long lines. Miami International Airport was busy Wednesday morning ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Chilly Start Ahead Of Nice, Mild Thanksgiving DayAirport officials are expecting the travel volume to reach near...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re flying out of South Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to get to the airport early and expect long lines. Miami International Airport was busy Wednesday morning ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Chilly Start Ahead Of Nice, Mild Thanksgiving DayAirport officials are expecting the travel volume to reach near...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Lines swelled at Oakland International Airport early Wednesday as travelers, who had delayed gathering with family and friends during the long months of isolation during the COVID pandemic, crowded onto flights on the way to Thanksgiving weekend reunions. Travel experts have predicted the number of air travelers this week would approach or even exceed pre-pandemic levels....
    As Bay Area travelers hit the road again for Thanksgiving this year, they can expect to pay much more for everything from gas to rental cars to Ubers — in some cases double the price. The return to jam-packed freeways on Wednesday’s traditional getaway day comes a year after a holiday in the thick of the COVID pandemic, which brought...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wednesday is expected to be the busiest day on the roads, as people head out to spend Thanksgiving with families.But getting to your destination isn't going to be cheap.RELATED: Not sure how to hang Christmas lights? Chicago company takes stress out of decoratingOver 48 million people are expected to drive to their destination.Even with high gas prices,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Holiday travelers hit the ground running Wednesday morning, with many going to the Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak stations to get on their way. The airport anticipates more than 848,000 people passing through the airport for Thanksgiving holiday travel. CBS3’s Jan Carabeo was at the airport early Wednesday morning as a steady stream of travelers went through...
    DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family. The number of air travelers this week is expected to approach or even exceed pre-pandemic levels, and auto club AAA predicts that...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — BWI may not have been a packed house Tuesday, but the Transportation Security Administration is expecting things to pick up over the weekend as people travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. While many Americans stayed home for the holiday or chose to hit the road to avoid flying last year, families are once again taking to the...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Traveling for Thanksgiving this year is going to look way more like 2019 than our first pandemic holiday season: crowded.On Friday, the Transportation Security Administration screened more air travelers in a single day than on any day since the start of the pandemic."JUST IN: @TSA officers screened 2,242,956 people at airport security checkpoints nationwide yesterday, Friday, Nov. 19....
    Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?  It depends. It can be safe if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven’t gotten the shots should delay travel.  Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers should keep taking precautions like avoiding indoor, unmasked crowds, says Dr. Keith Armitage, an infectious disease expert at Case Western Reserve...
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee will target people traveling through swing states this holiday week with gas station ads about inflation. The ad campaign takes aim at President Joe Biden and Democrats for high gas and grocery prices as travelers fill up their tanks on Thanksgiving road trips. BIDEN ORDERS RELEASE OF 50 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL TO...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Here’s something holiday travelers have to be thankful for: No construction-related traffic delays on Massachusetts roads this Thanksgiving. MassDOT announced it is “suspending construction operations statewide” from Tuesday through 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29. READ MORE: US Plans To Release Oil From Reserves As Gas Prices Remain High In MassachusettsThe HOV lane on I-93 between Boston...
    By Sandee LaMotte | CNN If you’re taking to the skies to visit friends and family over the holidays, be prepared to jostle your way through crowded airports, packed planes and frenzied baggage queues with millions of fellow travelers. “Everyone knows how close they’re going to be with other people on a plane,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- If you're flying out of town this week for Thanksgiving, you're not alone. While we're not yet back to pre-pandemic holiday travel levels, we're getting there.San Francisco International Airport is expected to see more than double the travel of last year over the course of the next few days.Thanksgiving may be days away but already travelers...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Nearly 900,000 passengers are expected to travel through Logan Airport this Thanksgiving week. According to AAA, 53.4 million people across the country are expected to travel for the holiday. This holiday season air travel is up 80-percent, AAA says, bringing it back to almost pre-pandemic levels. Tuesday is expected to be the busiest day at airports. Karen...
    Thanksgiving travel is back in full swing this year with lines of people traveling at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday (WTOP/Valerie Bonk). On Sunday, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport airport in Baltimore, Maryland, had a steady stream of people getting back to traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Many said this was their first time their families were doing large gatherings since...
    While Thanksgiving travel outlook hasn’t eclipsed pre-pandemic levels, tens of millions of Americans will travel to see family and friends. The American Automobile Association (AAA) anticipates 4.2 million people will travel by air, 48.3 million will travel by car and 1 million will travel by bus, train or cruise, according to its updated travel forecast. If these estimates are correct,...
    DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – AAA says 53.4 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving—making it close to what it was before the pandemic. Due to this, travelers should prepare for roads and airports to be more crowded. Ronit Gordon flew in from Tampa and is spending the holidays in Dallas. She says she decided to come a few days...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Some airports in the Bay Area are seeing their busiest day since the pandemic began as people get an early start to their Thanksgiving travel. It is just a sliver of the heavy traffic expected next week. A spokesperson with the Oakland International Airport said that roughly 36,000 people came in and out of the airport on...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia International Airport is preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday travel season which kicks off on Friday. Airport officials are encouraging travelers to arrive early. They say you should be at the airport at least three hours before your scheduled flight. READ MORE: Pregnant Woman Killed In Crescentville Shooting, Philadelphia Police SayFace masks are also required for all...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles International Airport officials are expecting up to 2 million people to travel through the airport over the two-week Thanksgiving holiday period, potentially doubling last year’s number. Airport officials said they expect the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which begins Thursday and continues through Nov. 30, to be its busiest stretch of passenger traffic since early...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport is expecting to see an all-time record number of travelers this Thanksgiving holiday season. They’re projecting an 11 percent increase from the 2019 pre-covid travel period. The busy holiday period begins on Friday and goes until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Airport officials are expecting about 140,000 passengers per day. The busiest day will be...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advised travelers to expect heavy traffic this holiday season in advance of Thanksgiving. The TSA announced in a November 17 press release that travelers should arrive early and prepare ahead of time, giving themselves plenty of time to park their cars, check their bags, and get their boarding passes before security screening. READ...
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