AAA, Chicago Airports Announce Busiest Days For Holiday Travel

If you're hitting the road or flying the friendly skies for Christmas, you need to hear this.

The American Automobile Association says Thursday afternoon is going to be a mess.

Travel times are expected to triple between 4 and 6 p.m. thanks to a combination of holiday travelers, and commuters heading home from work.

O’Hare and Midway airports are expected to break a new travel record as well, the city of Chicago announced.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday its prepared to serve more than 5.2 million passengers for Christmas and New Year’s traveling arrangements.

The busiest day of the season for airports, the city says, will be Friday with 225,000 passengers at O’Hare and 70,000 at Midway.

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