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Traveling for Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be the busiest time to travel

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MEDFORD, Ore. -- According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Wednesday, November 23 is the busiest time to travel for Thanksgiving this year. 

About 54 million people are expected to travel during the holiday weekend. There are some delays for flights from Miami, Seattle, and Dallas-Fort. 

One person traveling to Salt Lake City, Tami Michalik said she left her home earlier than usual to fight some of the crowd. 

"We’re hoping that the lines weren’t going to be too long," said Michalik. "You know Medford's kind of a small airport." 

This year, Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27 is the Thanksgiving travel period. One person traveling from Los Angeles to Medford, Hannah Baker said she expected there to be a slight crowd this weekend. 

"It was a full flight but it was a small plane," said Baker. "But it is the holidays so I image that every flight was full."

The Oregon Coast is ranked the sixth regional destination for people traveling this year. Michalik said she hopes by the time she comes back from her trip; the holiday rush will be over. 

"We’re coming back on Monday," said Michalik. "And I would think that you know, with the holidays being over and everybody needing to get the kids back to school. Hopefully, it won’t be."

Marie Dodds with Triple-A said fliers should expect full flights on their way back home. Also, she suggests arriving at the airport at least two hours before domestic flights or three hours before international flights. 

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