Thanksgiving Rush to Test Airlines


Well-Known Member
Well, think of it this way. At least with the Big Three in both the auto industry and the banking industry getting all sorts of bad ink, there's less for the airline industry.

The number of travelers over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be down sharply this year, but downsized airlines and unpopular bag check fees may mean no fewer headaches than a year ago.

"It's going to be a little bit more unpleasant than usual," said Rick Seaney, chief executive at air fare research site

The three busiest travel days surrounding Thanksgiving Day are usually the Wednesday before the holiday, and the Sunday and Monday following the holiday.

On these days, ATA estimated that planes would be nearly 90 percent full.