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US airlines expect Thanksgiving travel to rise 2.5 percent

US airlines expect Thanksgiving travel to rise 2.5 percent
Posted at 8:35 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 20:37:37-04
The nation's leading airlines are confident they can handle higher Thanksgiving travel this year partly because more people have signed up for quick-screening programs that are designed to keep airport security lines moving.
 
An airline trade group said Wednesday that about 27.3 million people will fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period that starts Nov. 18 and ends the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
 
That's up 2.5 percent from last year.