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Travelers take to the skies for Thanksgiving

People say dealing with the stress of the airport is worth seeing their family for the holidays (Source: WALB) People say dealing with the stress of the airport is worth seeing their family for the holidays (Source: WALB)
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport has been busy the last couple of days (Source: WALB) Southwest Georgia Regional Airport has been busy the last couple of days (Source: WALB)
"It's always fun to see family," said Lindsay Baranski, traveler. (Source: WALB) "It's always fun to see family," said Lindsay Baranski, traveler. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Holiday travel is in full swing, and the last couple of days have been busy ones at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, as folks depart for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

AAA predicts more than 48 million people will travel this week, and over 23 million of those people will travel by plane. 

The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport urges travelers to be prepared, and travel smart, as a few thousand people fly in and out here, during this holiday season. 

Even though the airport is small...officials say wait times are still one of their biggest complaints.

But passengers say the wait is worth getting to see their family for Thanksgiving.

"Of course! Of course, it's always worth it to come home and have mom's home cooking and do a little bit of shopping while we're home and just have fun and family time," said Lindsay Baranski, traveler. 

Airport officials suggest anyone who is flying to download the Delta app on their phone to keep up with delays and changes to the schedule. 

Also arrive two hours before your scheduled flight. 

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