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You can bring a turkey as carry-on, but not cranberry sauce during Thanksgiving travel

Officials expect nearly 55 million people to travel for the holiday. This is the third highest number ever predicted.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Little Rock airport is expecting a 14% increase of people flying than this time last year.

The busiest travel day for the Thanksgiving holiday has yet to come, and there may be some things you want to keep in mind before boarding.

Travelers we spoke to on Monday said it was busy, but they were glad to be at their destination.

"No issues. No lines at security. [We ] went in to the international terminal at Atlanta no problem," said one man just off his flight.

These passengers traveled from Atlanta to the Natural State and all of them said they had a smooth flight with little issues.

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be one of the busiest times of the year with most people flying on Sunday after the holiday.

"The biggest thing you can do is pack your patience and get to the airport early," said Shane Carter with Bill and Hillary National Airport.

If you haven't flown in a while because of the pandemic remember to check what you can and cannot bring with you.

If you're planning to travel Thanksgiving foods, TSA said things like cooked or uncooked turkey, stuffing, casseroles, and baked goods are fine in your carry-on. Cranberry sauce, gravy, and wine are not.

Click here to a list of the things approved for carry-on and checked bags.

It's also recommended to get to the airport two hours prior to your boarding time.


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