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Trade Group Warns Travelers Of Crowded Airports This Thanksgiving Holiday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - If you're flying somewhere this Thanksgiving, expect planes and airports to be even more crowded this year, according to a forecast from trade organization Airlines for America.

U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year.

The worst day for air travel is said to be the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30, with 2.6 million people flying on U.S. airlines.


Airlines for America, represents the biggest U.S. carriers. It covers Friday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The group's chief economist said Thursday that rising personal incomes and job growth are helping boost demand for travel.

Last year, the airlines' Thanksgiving-travel forecast turned out to be too high, predicting 24.2 million travelers. The trade group blamed bad weather that caused widespread flight cancelations.

Where are you headed this Thanksgiving? Are you worried about the crowds as you travel? Let us know in the comments below.

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