The holidays may seem like they’re a long way off, but they’ll be here before you know it. And this is the time of year when you need to be thinking about holiday travel – because if you wait until after Halloween, it’s almost too late.
As you probably know by now, a lot of people choose to cram themselves on airplanes and hurtle through the air at 50,000 feet all in the name of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holiday travel crowds are expected to be busier than ever this season and the smart traveler will do their part to avoid the 10 busiest airports during Thanksgiving.
If you have plans to travel to any of the locations below during the holidays, you might want to look into flying into smaller airports that are located nearby. It might add a bit to your costs, but sometimes paying a bit more is worth it if you can avoid the hassles of long airport lines and delayed flights that lead to missed connecting flights.
>> Thanksgiving in 2012 is on Thursday, November 22
>> Learn more about how to find Thanksgiving travel deals
Top 10 Busiest US Airports during Thanksgiving
- Chicago, IL – Chicago O’Hare (ORD) find cheap flights to Chicago for Thanksgiving
- Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) find cheap flights to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving
- Newark, NJ – Newark International Airport (EWR) find cheap flights to Newark for Thanksgiving
- Boston, MA – Logan International Airport (BOS) find cheap flights to Boston for Thanksgiving
- Denver, CO – Denver International Airport (DEN) find cheap flights to Denver for Thanksgiving
- New York, NY – La Guardia Airport (LGA) find cheap flights to New York for Thanksgiving
- Orlando, FL – Orlando International Airport (MCO) find cheap flights to Orlando for Thanksgiving
- Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) find cheap flights to Atlanta for Thanksgiving
- San Francisco, CA – San Francisco International Airport (SFO) find cheap flights to San Francisco for Thanksgiving
- Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) find cheap flights to Phoenix for Thanksgiving