Will it be smoother than last year? Are the security checkpoints tighter?
It looks like a busy week. Some of the nation's busiest airports -- Chicago's O'Hare, SeaTac in Seattle and Washington's Dulles -- have added runways to accommodate the increased traffic. One thing we can't control is the weather. Jared Blank is editor of Online Travel Review.
"If the skies are clear it should be okay. But if the storms start rollin' in it could get backed up and you may be waiting for a while."
When families get to the airport, the TSA's Andrea McCauley says it'll be easier for them to get through.
"The TSA has rolled out Family Lanes to every checkpoint in every airport across the country -- specifically in place to help our families make it through the checkpoint with as little stress as possible."
Marlene McClinton of the Houston Airport System says the family lanes will help.
"Those have been established at Hobby, actually we were one of the first airports as part of the pilot program with TSA to have those Family Lanes, and they are up at George Bush Intercontinental Airport."
The good news is, with fuel prices down, fares are cheaper. A couple of months ago we feared only the wealthy would be able to fly home for the holidays.
Be sure to join KTRH next Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, for our special travel show "On the Road with KTRH," live from Bush Intercontinental Airport. That's from 5-11 am, on KTRH.
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