'Tis the season for holiday travel and airlines are reminding passengers to pack some extra patience as they prepare for a record number of travelers for the holidays. According to the trade group "Airlines for America," airlines are expecting 51-million passengers to fly to their Christmas and New Year's destinations. That's up more than three-percent from last year. The group says that's because airlines are offering 91-thousand more seats per day on larger planes or additional flights to meet the demand for the holiday period. Airlines project the busiest travel day left on the holiday travel period will be Tuesday, with about two-point-seven-million passengers traveling daily.
The TSA says they've also worked to accommodate the peak of passengers with expedited screening, more agents working checkpoints and teams of bomb-sniffing dogs. During the holiday travel period so far, TSA officials say about 98-percent of passengers waited an average of 20 minutes or less in security lines.
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