Thanksgiving holiday bringing steady flow of travelers

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Whether you're hitting the road or flying, millions of Americans are traveling Wednesday for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

WTOC spent part of the morning at the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport to gauge how things are going, and so far, things have been relatively calm. However, the holiday travel period is bringing a steady flow.

When it comes to people traveling by air, it could be up to 3.7 million. Getting through security could be harder than normal. We spoke with a few flyers who say their flight wasn't too bad.

"My flight coming in was great. It was super smooth. It went by really quickly, and everybody was super nice," said holiday traveler, Makina Watti.

"What traffic? This airport's awesome, you know? Flying in and out of Savannah is great," said Cindy Baird, another traveler.

AAA predicts, nationwide, that one million more people will travel this Thanksgiving than last. In fact, this is supposed to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel time in the last nine years.

"It was doable. We actually found parking spots right next to each other because we had to bring two cars, but the traffic is really heavy so people need to be careful," said Bluffton resident, Linda Wellenbach.

We want to remind you that the airport is helping to bring our heroes home for the holidays. They are partnering with iHeart Media and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to give away five round-trip tickets to local military members. To nominate your loved one, click here. The deadline to enter is Nov. 27.

If you have a flight scheduled for Wednesday afternoon or later in the evening, remember that it's best you arrive at least an hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.

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