Today and tomorrow are among the busiest travel days for the entire year, as folks make their ways to visit loved ones for Thanksgiving. If you’re one of the many who will brave the crowded airports (something I have done once, and will never do again), you may not be able to avoid delays, but you can at least get a heads-up.
For the tenth year, Travelocity has set up its Thanksgiving Task Force, which places spotters in 12 airports across the country to monitor and post updates on security wait times, delays and cancellations, and crowd conditions.
You can follow the team’s updates via their blog, The Window Seat, and by following them on Twitter. Depending on which airport you’re headed to, there are different handles to follow. (Find yours here.) Additionally, Travelocity encourages other travelers to tweet their observations. Use the hashtag #TravelocityTTF and include your airport.
Airports being monitored: Atlanta (ATL); Charlotte (CLT); Chicago (ORD); Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW); Denver (DEN); Las Vegas (LAS); Los Angeles (LAX); New York City (LGA); Phoenix (PHX); San Francisco (SFO); Tampa (TPA), and Washington, D.C. (DCA).
Happy holidays, safe travels, and good luck!
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Joshua Pramis is an online associate editor and resident tech guru at Travel + Leisure.