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US airlines expect Thanksgiving travel to rise 2.5 percent

 

 

(AP) - The nation's leading airlines are confident they can handle higher Thanksgiving travel this year partly because more people have signed up for quick-screening programs that are designed to keep airport security lines moving.

 

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An airline trade group said Wednesday that about 27.3 million people will fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period that starts Nov. 18 and ends the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

 

That's up 2.5 percent from last year.

 

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