Busiest Travel Week in Over a Decade Expected This Week

Monday kicks off what is expected to be one of the busiest travel weeks in over a decade.

A record 3.6 million people are flying this week including more than 275,000 New Englanders.

Anyone who is flying out of Bradley International Airport should allow extra time to get there, extra time to get through security and should expect delays, officials said.

There's a chance not everyone's travel plans will go smoothly, but it's important to know there are new passenger protections in these cases.

Senator Blumenthal is expected to highlight those protections on Monday.

Some of those protections include being reimbursed if an airline damages or loses your bags, removing some rebooking penalties and being reimbursed in certain instances of being bumped off of a flight.

While airports are packed, most travelers are driving to their destinations. AAA predicts more than 2 million people will be driving this Thanksgiving holiday.

It helps that since last month, there's been an average 20 cent drop at the pump.

More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel this week.

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