Holiday travel season hitting peak

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Holiday getaway season is at its peak. 

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), this is the busiest 48-hour travel-period of the season. AAA expects a record 107 million Americans to be on the move between December 23rd and January 1st, with more than 97 million on the roads, and nearly 6.5 million flying.

The 6.5 million people expected to fly in the next two weeks will see other airport security changes, including new automated screening equipment. The goal is to speed up the screening process, and it’s already in place in a few other large airports.

Passengers will also be asked to remove any devices larger than a cell phone from their carry-ons.

AAA says the best time to travel during the holiday period is early morning or after the morning commute when the roads are less crowded. Traveling on the holiday itself is also an effective strategy.

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