Airlines projecting over 27 million passengers during Thanksgiving week

The busiest travel day of the year is less than a week away

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WWLP) – The busiest travel day of the year is less than a week away.

According to Airlines for America, 27.3 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the Thanksgiving travel period, which is up 2.5 percent from last year. The projected busiest days to travel are November 18th through the 23rd and November 26th to the 28th.

Marry Ellen Chavarry, a Dalton resident, told 22News: “We drove down last night, stayed at a local hotel, and took a shuttle over two hours ahead, because we knew it was going to be busy this morning, and we wanted to make sure we got through security.”

The TSA recommends arriving at the airport up to two hours before your domestic flight, leaving you plenty of time to park, get your boarding pass, check your baggage, and go through the security checkpoint.

For those of you planning to transport your Thanksgiving meal to your final destination, the TSA says you can pack a turkey in your carry-on or checked bags, but if it’s still alive, you’ll need to contact your airline about their guidelines and possible restrictions.