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Flying out of Jackson for the holiday

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Thanksgiving is just a day away. Of course that means some good eating, but it also means we've officially entered one of the busiest travel seasons of the year.  WLBT was at the Jackson-Evers International airport this morning and tells you what to expect if you're flying out of Jackson this Thanksgiving.

 While many of you were sleep at 5:15 A.M., the Jackson-Evers International Airport was wide awake with hundreds of Thanksgiving passengers. The excitement associated with getting out of town wasn't the only thing passenger Cindy Hall was looking forward too. "Well, I won't be cooking this year, I'll be eating," says Hall.

On Wednesday morning flights were leaving Jackson on time. But depending on where you travel too from Jackson…be prepared for delays. Storms in the Midwest and Northeast have canceled numerous flights across the country.

Passenger Dr. Michael Boykin says he is scheduled to depart on time and says he "checked ahead of time to look at the weather status."

Hall says, "we're on a direct flight which is wonderful now to have a direct flight from Jackson, so we hope we're going to just breeze into Washington."

On a positive note this year, going through security should be less chaotic for those traveling with children. Passengers who are twelve and under can now "keep their shoes on and hats on which makes a big difference for a family that's traveling," says Dirk Vanderleest, the CEO for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.

Instead of stressing out about your flight, hopefully you can look forward to some relaxation before the big dinner. Hall says on her flight she's looking forward to "maybe a little nap."

If you are traveling through the airports during this Thanksgiving holiday season some common sense, but key reminders before you leave home include checking your flight status and also leaving home early.

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