Sunday projected to be busiest travel day for Thanksgiving holiday

Sunday projected to be busiest travel day for Thanksgiving holiday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Travelers got to the Memphis International Airport hours before their flights Sunday, anticipating it to be the busiest travel day for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Memphis International Airport expected big crowds for Thanksgiving week, from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2.

Airport officials estimate that 170,000 passengers will fly in and out of Memphis International during that time.

TSA projects that 11,000 people will be passing through the airport on Sunday alone.

While American Airlines reports that it will be their second busiest day of the year.

As a winter storm system impacts the north, the Federal Aviation Administration reports that some flights into Newark were delayed by more than two hours.

Passengers in Chicago and Minneapolis also faced delays.

Memphis airport officials say they haven't seen much of an impact, but you should always check with your airline.

Still, travelers were taking extra precautions and trying to avoid getting stuck in security lines.

The Thanksgiving travel doesn't end Sunday, however.

TSA estimates that nearly 9,000 people will come through the airport on Monday too.

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