During the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, 25.1 million people are projected to fly, an increase of 1.5% from last year, according to industry trade group, Airlines for America. That would make this the busiest year since 2007, when an estimated 26 million people flew over the holiday period.
The busiest travel day will be Sunday, Dec. 1, with an estimated 2.56 million passengers, followed by Wednesday, Nov. 27, with 2.42 million passengers. The slowest travel day is Thanksgiving itself, with just 1.44 million people expected to fly.
But don’t fret, there are some things you can do – in some cases paying a little extra – to make your trip more pleasant, or to at least buffer the damage if something goes wrong.