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Thanksgiving air travel drops, road travel increases in Arizona

Posted at 8:30 AM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 19:07:55-05
The roads and skies will get a little crowded over the next few days as Arizonans head out for the thanksgiving holiday.
According to AAA, nearly two million Arizonans are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday. 
About 350,000 Arizonans are expected to fly to their thanksgiving destinations, which represents a small drop compared to last year, but lines and wait times are still expected to be longer than usual. A total of 68 flights are scheduled to depart from TIA. Meanwhile, AAA is advising air travelers should report to the airport at least two hours before their flight, because of small crowds. 
In addition, about 1.5 million of them will do so by car. In fact there is a 9% increase over last year. 
Of course it's nearly impossible to anticipate a breakdown, but they usually happen when we least expect it. It may seem like common sense, but AAA says you should check your fluid levels and tire pressure before leaving.
However, even with proper care and maintenance, your car may still experience a problem and leave you stranded,  which is why you should pack an emergency car care kit that includes jumper cables, a flathead screwdriver, a handheld flashlight, ridged gloves and duct tape.