Airport Workers Protest at LAX on Busiest Travel Day

Cecilia Vega reports on whether looming labor action will harm holiday travel.
1:59 | 11/21/12

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Holiday travel is always something of a nightmare. But now, a looming labor action by airport workers could make today's travel troubles even worse. Abc's cecilia vega has the latest from los angeles international airport. Good morning, see celia. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. As hundreds of travelers plan to board their flights, hundreds of workers all around the country are preparing for the major protest. Another potential snag for that holiday traveler. Airport union workers preparing to strike this morning at l.A.X., Admit they could not have picked a worse day or a busier airport to do it. That, they say, is the point. It's a national day about being with your family and taking care of your family. And these workers are not able to do that. Reporter: But the result for travelers trying to reach their families could be chaos. It's going to create a problem for a lot of people. Reporter: It's not just here in california. Angry workers are picketing coast-to-coast, from chicago's o'hare airport, to new york's jfk, to ft. Lauderdale, florida. The advice for air travelers, pack a lot of patience. It's only just beginning. We haven't done security yet. We haven't done anything. So -- Reporter: Some tips to ease the pain. Download one of the smartphone apps that monitors the length of security lines. Expedite your screening by limiting your carry-ons. And while you can bring the turkey, don't try to stuff the cranberry sauce in your purse. It's a liquid. And the tsa won't allow it. Sound like a lot of work? Just look on the bright side. It's bert than a 20-hour drive. I'll be flying. Reporter: Yeah. Certainly wishing happy traveling to all today. Perhaps the most important tip of the day, especially with the potential protests, show up early. The recommendation here in los angeles, two hours early for a domestic flight. Three hours for international. Do not forget the patience. That's the holiday travel. And for all of you that want

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