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The Busiest Airports This Thanksgiving

Travelers Today       By    Cayla Dayani

Updated: Nov 19, 2016 03:04 AM EST

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Thanksgiving this year will be way busier than last year. Statistics have recently revealed that travelers on this weekend will increase to up to one million. With this trend, many passengers will surely exprience long lines, busy counters, and possible delays. 

Based on the report of American Automobile Association, out of the 49 million projected travellers, 3.69 million will be travelling by plane. Top destinations (in no particular order) include Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Orlando, and San Francisco. This means airports of these cities will also be extremely hectic. 

For two years in a row, the Los Angeles International Airport topped the list of the busiest airports during Thanksgiving. The analysis record was reported by Fortune in 2015 and Yahoo News in 2014. On the same data gathered by Orbitz, Los Angeles International ranked 3rd among the potential Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving this year.

Next on the list is the Chicago O'Hare International. In addition to its reputation of being busy at any holiday, Chicago Tribune reported a possibility of a workers' strike happening during Thanksgiving week. Travellers may want to watch out and take another route.

Because it's one of the best airports in the country, Denver International becomes also one of the busiest during this time. In fact, The Denver Post has published that the airport is gearing up to bring in more workers to meet the Thanksgiving dash. The estimate shows a rush of 1.1 million passengers.

Another busy hub is the John F. Kennedy International which ranked 10th in the list of Smarttravel.comSan Francisco International has been in the roll for poor ratings during Thanksgiving. With a 75.4 percent rate for delayed and cancelled flights. This rating was reported by Reward Expert with its analysis based on the data of Department of Transportation from 2011-2015.

Is your city on this list? Busy airports means long lines and stress. The public is advised to ensure enough preparation and careful planning. Good luck, and travel safe!

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