How airports, airlines prepare for Thanksgiving travel rush

ABC News' David Kerley goes behind the scenes with American Airlines at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to see how officials are preparing for the nearly 30 million passengers expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday.
1:34 | 11/22/17

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I'm not looking forward to that. Well, you're not going to get relief in airports either. 30 million passengers expected to fly. Our chief transportation correspondent David Kerley in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a behind the scenes look at the operations under way. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. This is one of the busiest days to fly. Look at all these jets lined up here at Charlotte. American airlines' second busiest airport and took us behind the scenes to see this crush and how they deal with it. American airlines taking us behind the scenes out on the flight line. There are plenty of deadlines and pressures to get jets turned around and people home. Everything has to be done in 120 minutes otherwise we don't make our time. Reporter: You may never see a mechanic like Brett Ebert who checks the equipment inside and outside your jet. The plane doesn't fly unless it's right. Right. And we'll fix it if we can. Reporter: If you look out your jet window and see a group of baggage handlers in a circle and wonder what's going on. We'll start with our right hand --% a stretching exercise before these handlers get your bags in the belly of the aircraft. Does it make a difference for them? It does make a difference. Nobody realizes how physical the job in the airport industry are. They are lifting over and over all day. Reporter: So look out your window. Maybe you see them stretching. They say it cuts down on injuries. George, the good news, fewer cancellations the last couple of days then an average day right now everything is moving smoothly in the air, George. And the weather is good behind you. David Kerley, thanks very much.

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