What to expect at airports over Thanksgiving weekend

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 11:37am
Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 4:16pm

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security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
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Passengers pass through security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Feb. 14, 2020.

This year, Nov. 24 marks the busiest air travel day in the U.S. — the day before Thanksgiving.

Following a 2020 that was dominated by the height of the pandemic and a dramatic drop in flying, tens of millions of people will be braving airports then to get somewhere for turkey, stuffing and all sorts of cakes and pies.

But the airlines themselves — including Southwest and American — experienced recent struggles and delays, reportedly related to reduced staffing. And many people haven’t been on a plane for nearly two years.

How could that affect travel today and through the Thanksgiving weekend?

To learn more, The Show spoke with David Slotnick. He is senior aviation business reporter for ThePointsGuy.com.

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