Airlines expect an increase in the number of travelers flying during the busy Thanksgiving holiday period this year, unaffected by Ebola fears, according to The Chicago Tribune. Here's why and what travelers can expect.


Because of lower fuel costs, carriers are anticipating an increase in travelers. The new found money will be put back into their companies, according to an economist with the airline association who Thursday reviewed the group's Thanksgiving forecast and industry's third-quarter profitability.

During the Thanksgiving holiday period, 24.6 million passengers are expected to travel on American carriers, up 1.5 percent over last year, according to Airlines for America.

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O'Hare International Airport is expected to be the third-most traveled airport, after airports in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

The busiest travel day during the holiday — and for the year — will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving as many travelers return from holiday visits. The lightest travel days will be Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
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Personally, I think the new found money should be put back into the FOOD Service portion of the airlines. I miss my snacks and treats like the "old days" of aviation.
Answer below. Will you be flying over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend?