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Around 85,000 Passengers Expected to Depart from Bradley Airport During Thanksgiving Week.

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It is expected to be a very busy holiday travel season with nearly 2.5 million New Englanders expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday alone, according to AAA.

Many of those travelers will be flying and officials at Bradley International Airport are anticipating large crowds during the week of Thanksgiving.

Approximately 85,000 passengers are expected to depart from Bradley Airport from Tuesday through Sunday of Thanksgiving Week, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday are expected to be the busiest travel days.

For people traveling through Bradley Airport, officials advice passengers to arrive at the ticket counter at least 90 minutes before their flight.

Bradley Airport officials are also advising passengers to make parking plans, since many of the more popular and in-demand locations may fill up quickly.

The local head of the Transportation Security Administration is encouraging passengers to be prepared as they get to the security checkpoint.

"Have your IDs ready, have your licenses, your passports, your boarding passes out and ready as you approach officer," said Conn. TSA Federal Security Director William Csontos.

Face coverings are required at the airport and onboard planes, regardless of vaccination status.

"Once you come into the terminal building because this is under federal mandate you have to wear that mask right until you get to their ultimate destination," said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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