Dec. 19 Projected to be Busiest Air Travel Day of Holiday Season

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Passengers sit in a full airplane.

Some 45 million people are projected to travel by air from Dec. 17 through Jan. 4, an average of 2.4 million per day.

And of that 17-day period, there's one day Airlines for America, an industry trade group, has predicted to be the busiest.

Let's just say if you weren't planning on heading to the airport on Dec 19, you've made a good choice.