Holidays Cause Busy Travel


By Stephanie Mead

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) It's that time of year for family, food and traveling.

Airlines estimate 25 million passengers over a 12 day span.

That's one and a half percent more than last year.

"Well, the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, is one of the most popular travel times and it's no different here in Twin Falls. We're seeing a lot of people actually coming home. We’re very heavy inbound around this time of the week and the weekend will be heavy going out. Speaking with the airlines, there are a few seats open still getting out, but were very full," says Bill Carberry, Magic Valley Airport Manager.

Heading out on the roads will be just as busy.

39 million people are going to be behind the wheel, due to gas prices being at an all time low since 2010.

For some travelers nationwide... Delays and cancellations have put a damper on their plans.

But, for Olivia Roche... It's been a pleasant journey.

"Yea it was but I got through the airport pretty quickly and everything was good,” she explains.

So what security precautions can you expect flying this weekend?

Security has also been tight as well, with the amount of customer activity.

"Well, we’re prepared for it; we anticipate this every year. The TSA is well equipped to handle the crowds that come and go as well as the airline. We're really well equipped to handle it," Carberry points out.

The rush isn't over yet... Sunday is expected to be the busiest day.

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