AAA predicts busy Thanksgiving travel

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AAA projects more than 54 million people around the country will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Those people are projected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday week, according to AAA.

TSA is expecting a record number of airline passengers this year. Around 4 million people are expected to fly.

TSA anticipates Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving as well as the Sunday after the holiday to be the busiest this week.

And this Sunday is projected to break into TSA’s top 10 busiest days ever. They’re asking travelers to pack light and smart.

“We have additional staff at all our checkpoints and throughout our airports. We have additional canine teams. We have new x-ray technology and new credential authentication technology,” said David Pekoske, TSA administrator.

Passenger preparedness can mean shorter wait times at security checkpoints. Have your ID and boarding pass ready when you reach a TSA officer. Also, remove all electronics from your bag when you reach the security screening. 

For those who are driving instead of flying, travel times are expected to be four times longer than usual in the most congested  cities. It’s also expected to take longer to get to the airport, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get there.

McCarran Int’l Airport tips on parking, travel, picking up travelers

Here are more TSA travel tips.

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