Thanksgiving day travel off to a smooth start –


MIAMI (NewsNation) — Thanksgiving travel is in full force across the nation, with AAA estimating

About 4.5 million people would fly over the holiday weekend, an increase of more than 8 percent from last year.

In Miami, NewsNation’s Xavier Walton said Thursday looked like a normal travel day in terms of business, despite it being the holiday.

“There were no lines, everybody was super kind, everybody’s in the holiday spirit, so it was great,” Brittany Peck, one traveler who flew into Miami from Philadelphia on Wednesday, told NewsNation.

As of 8 am CT, there have been just over 500 flights delayed and only 28 flights cancelled, according to the flight tracker FlightAware.

The busiest travel days during Thanksgiving week are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and the Sunday after the holiday. This year, the Federal Aviation Administration expected Tuesday to be the busiest travel day with roughly 48,000 scheduled flights.

The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.2 million travelers on Monday, more than 2.2 million travelers on Tuesday and over 2.4 million passengers on Wednesday. The same trend occurred Sunday, marking the first year that the number of people catching plans on Thanksgiving week exceeded pre-pandemic levels.


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