Concerns over the lagging economy and fears of terrorism may be fading a little bit if projections for holiday travel are any indication. Shannon Swanson is a spokesperson for the Iowa/Minnesota chapter of the Triple-A. Overall Thanksgiving holiday travel is expected to be up one-point-seven percent higher, and air travel is predicted to climb six percent. Swanson says there appears to be confidence that airline security has increased.She says people were sticking closer to home last year in the aftermath of the September 11th disaster. Shannon says those who get a last-minute urge to fly may end up disappointed.She says nearly all the major airlines have reduced their flight schedules by 10-percent and people looking for flights will have to travel in off-peak hours. Shannon says just about 36-million people are expected to take a trip of 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving.
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