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GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

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By KATHLEEN FOODY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

State and airport officials say they're prepared for the rush, with more staff in place to monitor roads and help people move through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta. The airport expects about 65,000 passengers Wednesday and more than 500,000 total for the holiday period by Monday.

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Officials say those driving should leave early and remember seatbelts. They say passengers who fly should double-check security rules and get to the airport with plenty of time before flights.

AAA spokesman for Georgia Mark Jenkins says Wednesday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest days of the holiday week, with nearly 49,000 more Georgians than last year traveling at least 50 miles.

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