Expect busier flights on Thanksgiving as industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) announced that this year's Thanksgiving will accommodate an increase of 2.5 % which roughly estimates to a total of 27.3 million people.
The organization presumed that the U.S airlines will board an average of 2.27 million passengers per day in the span of the 12 day period, which starts on November 18 and ends on November 29.
The influx of passengers is expected to be on Wednesday, Sunday, and Monday(November 23, 27, and 28, respectively). November 24, which is Thanksgiving day, is expected to have fewer passengers and the lightest travel day.
"The airline industry remains highly competitive, which directly benefits consumers as airfares continue to fall, providing even more opportunities for people to travel for Thanksgiving and throughout the year," A4A Vice President John Heimlich stated.
"Airlines are adding capacity to accommodate the increased demand, and travelers should rest assured that while more people will be flying, there will be more than an adequate number of seats available."
According to Foxnews, airport lines will be more orderly since a lot of people chose to screen their travels through programs such as TSA Precheck.
The Transportation Security Administration stated that approximately four million people had their travels screened in Precheck which has an increase of 1.75 million compared from 2015's Thanksgiving while some chose programs such as Global Entry which summed up to a total of 5 million.
"The doubled enrollment in expedited-screening programs from one year ago gives us great reason for optimism about how smooth the process will be," Heimlich said. He further added that the biggest wildcard will be the weather.
To encounter less hassles for travel, passengers for Thanksgiving could go to their airlines earlier than their scheduled flights. Account, for instance, the long security lines which will be worse this Thanksgiving. Estimate the time that will be spent in these lines so the trouble for missing the flight will be prevented.
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