4 million Texans to travel for Thanksgiving
A busy Thanksgiving travel week begins Friday, with airlines expecting record numbers of passengers and millions of people planning to hit the road this weekend.
Driving the news: Nearly 3 million people are expected to pass through DFW Airport during the holiday week.
- Dallas Love Field is expecting today to be one of its busiest days for departures leading into Thanksgiving.
The big picture: The Transportation Security Administration predicts this holiday season to be the busiest ever for air travel.
- An estimated 55.4 million people will travel by plane, train or automobile in the next week, per AAA.
- Overall travel is down slightly from 2019, but more people are expected to fly, cruise or ride a train to their holiday destinations this year than before the pandemic.
Details: Airport officials recommend arriving at least two hours before departure time to get through security and the terminals.
- AAA warns that highway traffic is likely to be the most congested from 2-6pm Wednesday, one of the most popular travel days.
By the numbers: Most traveling Texans will roadtrip to their Turkey Day destinations, per AAA.
- 244,000 will fly, a 4% increase from last year.
- 84,000 will travel by train, bus or cruise, a 10% increase.
🍷 Of note: If you're taking wine, gravy or cranberry sauce, you must pack them in a checked bag, per the TSA.
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