CHARLOTTE, NC – Thanksgiving is almost here, and vacationers are expected to take to the roads and skies in droves this year.
The American Automobile Association has predicted that more than 53.4 million people will travel for Thanksgiving in 2021, signaling the biggest increase in a single year since 2005.
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said more than 30,000 air travelers are expected to depart from Charlotte.
Here are some things you should know before the peak travel season.
Air travelers should allow for long lines at TSA checkpoints, ticket counters and restaurants.
According to airport officials, the busiest days for travel before Thanksgiving will be Tuesday and Wednesday. After the holidays, the busiest days will be November 27-29.
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Currently, masks or blankets are mandatory in the terminal, parking lots and on the shuttles. All airlines at CLT also require passengers to wear a mask.
Due to heavy traffic during the holidays, travelers should arrive at the airport at least two hours before the departure time. Security wait times are listed on cltairport.com and on the airport app.
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