Traveling home for the holidays from any of the Chicago airports in Illinois? You are not alone. This proves to be a massive year for air travel. Here's what O'Hare and Midway Airports will be offering travels for free this week.

 

When you pack your bags and head home for the holidays, you expect it to be busy. After all, you are not chartering a private plane.

More than 4.6 million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago's two airports during the holidays.

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According to WREX-13, The Chicago Department of Aviation predicts "airline passenger forecasts are up at both airports for the holiday travel period between Dec. 19 and Jan. 5. O'Hare International Airport is expected to see an 8 percent increase over the same period last year with 3.5 million passengers. The busiest day there is expected to be Sunday.Passenger numbers at Midway International Airport are expected to increase 1.5 percent to 1.1 million. Midway's busiest day is forecast to be Wednesday".

There will not be a lack of holiday cheer for travelers since both airports will be offering a few free-bees. Midway will serve up free hot cocoa. O'Hare will have a holiday photo booth complete with props.

No matter which mode of transportation you take across Illinois or Wisconsin this holiday season, be sure to buckle up and prepare to be patient and take your time.