airport-securityAirlines for America, the trade group that represents American airlines, released it projections for air travel during Thanksgiving 2014 period (Friday, November 21 – Tuesday, December 2). If you flew over Thanksgiving last year, this year will not be shocking news. Passenger numbers are expected to increase only slightly, by 1.5 percent, to 24.6 million. The 10 busiest airports, from most to least busy:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Dallas – Ft. Worth
  5. New York JFK
  6. Denver
  7. San Francisco
  8. Phoenix
  9. Charlotte
  10. Houston International

No, big surprises there. The busiest travel days duirng Thanksgiving 2014, as you’d expect, will be as follows:

  1. Sunday, November 30
  2. Monday, December 1
  3. Wednesday, November 26

And the least busy days:

  1. Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving)
  2. Friday, November 28

If you haven’t bought your ticket already, plan your travel dates based on how long you are willing to stand in long lines! And remember, Tuesday and Wednesday are the best day to score the best prices on airfare (See #16 on our Budget Travel Tips page).


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