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Air Travel Picks Up For Holidays But More Expected To Drive

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The region's airports are expected to start swelling with holiday travelers Wednesday morning. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest days at both Reagan National and Dulles International airports.

Much has been said about the new extensive security searches at aiports this year, and AAA Mid-Atlantic believes those searches are one reason more people will opt to drive this holiday than fly.

For those who do fly, security lines are one possible source of delays -- weather is usually the other. Tara Hamilton, the spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, says travelers need to do more than check the weather in D.C.

"You always should be mindful of where you're traveling to. If you're making a connecting flights, what airports you're flying through, and what the weather looks like there," Hamilton says.

AAA estimates approximately 60,000 of the more than 2 million D.C.-region residents expected to travel this holiday will fly.

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