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AAA: 1 million+ Marylanders to travel for Thanksgiving

Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 21, 2018

Millions of people will hit the road or take to the skies on Wednesday to head home for Thanksgiving.

AAA expects over a million Marylanders to travel for the holiday, meaning you can expect some Thanksgiving traffic no matter how you travel. 

Travel experts say this is the fourth year in a row that the number of Marylanders traveling for the holiday will be more than a million people. A million alone of those travelers are expected to drive and more than 80,000 are projected to fly home for the holiday.

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BWI officials expect the Thanksgiving travel period to be the third consecutive record-breaking year for passenger traffic, so they’re making it easier for car traffic to get around here as well.

"We’ve moved all commercial roadway operations to the upper level of the terminal roadway. All off airport parking shuttles, all hotel shuttles, as well as Uber and Lyft operations, will occur on the upper level of the terminal roadway. That will take some of that pressure off the lower terminal roadway, which can get backed up during peak travel periods," explained Jonathan Dean with the airport.

Because this is expected to be another record year for travel, officials recommend getting here about two hours before your flight to account for the long lines.

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