Execs On This Thanksgiving: “Expect Hordes”

Airlines expect record travel demand this Thanksgiving. Executives say they’re prepared for the hordes.

  • The Sunday after Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest day during that period with an estimated 2.9 million passengers taking to the skies.
  • TSA says it expects to screen 30 million passengers from Nov. 17 through Nov. 28.  That accounts for roughly 9% of the entire US population.

Flipside: The year-end holidays are a crucial time for airlines to drum up revenue.

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