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Another Busy Travel Day Expected at Airports

The busy holiday travel season continued Tuesday after a brief respite for Christmas.

Airlines for America predicted 51 million travelers will fly on US airlines during the 21-day winter holiday season from Dec. 15 to January 4. Airlines are offering 91,000 additional seats per day to keep up with the growing number of travelers.

Experts say the days immediately before and after Christmas are generally some of the busiest.

AAA estimates that 401,000 New Englanders will fly over this holiday period, an increase of 5 percent from last year and the most in more than 10 years.

Bradley International Airport reported five delayed departures and four delayed arrivals as of Tuesday morning, but travelers who spoke with NBC Connecticut were pleased with their journeys.

"Saturday - not bad. Surprised how well the airports worked- great at ushering us throughout,” Danielle Driscoll, who flew in from Atlanta, said. "I’m shocked at how smoothly it’s running, there are very few people that are here."

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