Holiday travel picks up after 2020 COVID lull

If you plan on flying to your destination this Thanksgiving, there are things to keep in mind.

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This is a much busier travel year than last year, when we were told to stay home and not see family because of the pandemic.

The TSA is expecting as many as 20 million people total to fly. About 2.2 million people caught a flight on Tuesday.

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Flying for Thanksgiving, you can bring pies, turkey and vegetables with you, but things like gravy and cranberry sauce are not allowed through security.

Luckily, travelers NewsChannel 13 spoke with said things were going smoothly.

"I really thought there would be a lot of delays. Things went very smooth. I haven’t been through Chicago O’Hare in many years, but went through there, had time to get popcorn, park our car, went very smooth," said Mike White, a traveler from Iowa.

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