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How to keep your sanity at the airport this holiday season

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How to keep your sanity at the airport this holiday season


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Discover unique gifts, festive spirit in quaint New England towns

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 Busy pre-Thanksgiving travel at Austin airport on Nov. 22

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 Busy pre-Thanksgiving travel at Austin airport on Nov. 22


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Thanksgiving travel up at St. Louis Lambert Airport

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Enforcement up during Thanksgiving travel weekend

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The Areas of the U.S. Most Likely to Have a White Christmas This Year

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Holiday celebrations make busy night for police, ride-share drivers
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New TSA security measures to make Thanksgiving travel even more of a nightmare
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WSP discusses main causes of collisions ahead of Thanksgiving, Apple Cup travel
SPOKANE, Wash. - As you travel for Thanksgiving or the Apple Cup, it’s important to remember to be careful to not get into an accident. “The leading causes of collision haven't really changed in the last several years,” says Trooper Jeff Sevigney with Washington State Patrol. He says in his experience, impairment, speed, and distracted driving are the most common causes of crashes in Washington state   Read More ...
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TF Green sees surge in air travel as families reunite for Thanksgiving
Related Coverage T.F. Green Airport in Warwick was a hotbed of activity Wednesday as travelers arrived and departed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The transportation hub reported a spike in air travel this year, with booked seats up 32 percent on Friday, 17 percent on Saturday and 22.5 percent on Sunday compared to Thanksgiving 2016. T.F. Green attributed this to the addition of more low-cost airlines   Read More ...
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 Busy pre-Thanksgiving travel at Austin airport on Nov. 22
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Deal Diva: ‘Travel Deal Tuesday’ the latest shopping holiday
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - You might score big on a TV or a game system this Black Friday, but you also might be able to land a getaway trip at a great price soon too. Deal Diva Christel Bell explained how you can save if you are looking for travel deals, airfares, and hotels. You have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now add “Travel Deal Tuesday” to the list   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving travelers gather at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Many people were seen heading to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Wednesday, as the 2017 Thanksgiving season began. In 2017, over 50 million Americans are expected to travel somewhere, which is expected to break a record set in 2005. FOX 10's Matt Rodewald reports.   Read More ...
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One-fifth of Upper Midwest residents traveling for holiday
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — AAA is projecting that about one-fifth of residents in the region that includes the Upper Midwest will be traveling this Thanksgiving. The travel organization says the seven-state region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota will see the greatest share of people traveling over the holiday — 19.5 percent, compared with 15.6 percent nationally. AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers in the region will travel by vehicle, while about 5 percent will fly   Read More ...
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