TAMPA, Fla. — If you are flying between now and Sunday you will not be alone: A record 31.6 million people will fly for Thanksgiving weekend.
- Holiday travel ramps up Wednesday
- A record 450,000 travelers expected through Sunday at Tampa Intl.
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- FLIGHT CHECK: Tampa International Airport
Almost 3 million will head to airports nationwide just today. So what does that mean for you?
Well, a longer search for parking and much longer check-in and security lines. All of that has airlines asking travelers to get to the airport at least two hours early.
In Tampa, airport officials are anticipating a record 450,000 travelers during the Thanksgiving week.
Some flight disruptions may be greeting you if you are flying toward the east coast or west coast.
The snowstorm that pushed through the Rockies yesterday will be a rainstorm today for places like New York, Washington D.C. as far south as Atlanta.
And a new snowstorm is brewing out west will sweep across the country in the next few days.
So far the weather has not caused any big impacts for flights in Tampa.
Also, airport officials in Tampa are advising that the economy parking garage will reach capacity this week, and may experience closures around the Thanksgiving holiday. Officials said the long term garage will have availability.