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TSA Warns: 2018 Thanksgiving Travel Will Be Unprecedented

If you are flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, be prepared for a lot of other people making the trip with you.

November 07, 2018 - 1:55 pm
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If you are flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, be prepared for a lot of other people making the trip with you.

The Transportation Security Administration estimates 25 million people will travel this Thanksgiving - up 7 percent from last year.

And the Thanksgiving rush is longer than most people think. The travel season begins November 16 and runs through November 26. 

Even though travelers are staggering their travel start dates, the TSA says each individual day at the airport is not going to be any less crazy, CBS New York reports.

The TSA recommends downloading the My TSA app so you are up to date on what you can bring through security.

As far as Thanksgiving packing goes, turkey and stuffing are allowed in carry-on bags. So are pies and cakes, because they’re considered solids, CBS reports.

But no gravy or mashed potatoes, because they’re considered a liquid.

“So a popular Thanksgiving dish is yams. If it’s wet and already made liquid it has to go in checked baggage. If it’s not made yet, dry yams that can go in carry-on baggage,” said TSA’s Shatimah Brathwaite.