For many, this Thanksgiving will be the first significant holiday gathering since 2019. Unlike last year, travel experts expect the airports and roads to be packed. Consider implementing these travel tips to avoid stress and travel interruptions as you finalize your Thanksgiving travel plans.

1. Arrive At The Airport Early

While passenger air travel volumes are still below the pre-pandemic levels, AAA Travel predicts 53 million Americans will travel by air (4.2 million) or car (48.3 million) to dine with friends and family. That’s only 5% below the 2019 Thanksgiving travel volume.

Flying at Thanksgiving is always hectic due to the short travel window and the threat of early winter weather travel delays.

It’s best to arrive at least two hours before your flight (3 hours for international flights), so you have plenty of time to pass through airport security.

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