Travelers Prepare for Crowded Return From Thanksgiving Holiday

Airports and highways are expected to be packed on what might be the busiest travel day of the year.
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Airports will be packed and highways jammed on the busiest travel day of the year and ABC's David Kerley is out with the early birds at Reagan national airport near Washington, good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. The crush is coming on this very busy travel day. Expect crowded highways in the sky and on the ground. This morning, more than 2.5 million Americans expected to take to the sky hoping to get home in time for work. While the weather is clear passengers should expect long lines and possible delays. Everybody travels home and they're all trying to get back today. Reporter: Even if you make your flight what about your luggage? Here in Atlanta more than 100,000 bags will make their way through 40 miles of Kong Veilleux belts and according to an industry group your bags are actually 17% less likely to be lost or delayed than last year. We beefed up with additional staffing and run the system as best as we possibly can. It is truly our super bowl. One of our busiest days we see all year. Reporter: If you think the delays and long lines are limited to air travel, guess again. A lot more are hitting the roads. You don't have the air delays or the weather but you'll face traffic. Reporter: With gas well under $3 a gallon, drivers will share the road with another 41 million people. At an average of 2.78 per each gallon of gas it's almost 50 cents cheaper than this time last year and experts believe it may continue to drop thanks to increased domestic production. But according to the editor in chief off hao travel whether you're braving the roads or squeezing on to a packed flight one way to get through the madness. You have to pack your patience. Reporter: You really do need to pack your patience. It's going to be a busy day. It only takes one weather event to mess up the entire aviation system. The good news is it looks like the weather will be pretty good and cooperate. Glad that patience is a virtue for so few of us. The big question about ray

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