Airports, roadways expected to be jammed with holiday travelers - CBS46 News

Airports, roadways expected to be jammed with holiday travelers

Posted: Updated:
Source: WGCL Source: WGCL

Travelers are getting ready to head out for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as Triple-A predicts more than 48 million people will take to the roads and airways.

This is one of the busiest days of the year as officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tell CBS46 that nearly three million people will pass through the gates and they're urging travelers to pack their patience.

Officials at the airport say there are several things you can do to make your trip smoother, including leaving items that could be confiscated by TSA officials at home. 

The TSA has a list of items that you aren't allowed to bring onto flights.

They've also stopped more than 200 passengers in Atlanta that had guns in their carry-on bags in just the past year.

As far as wait times at the airport, officials say they expect security lines to be below 20 minutes but they advise travelers to arrive at the airport around two hours before your scheduled departure time. If you're traveling internationally, you're urged to come three hours before your flight time.

On the roadways

For those hitting the roadways, gas prices are near their lowest prices in nearly 10 years. The national average is about $2.10 a gallon. In metro Atlanta, prices are around $2.14.

On the roadways, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended all construction projects and closures through 10 p.m. on Sunday to ease congestion.

Copyright 2016 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Connect with CBS46