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Thanksgiving Traveling Picks Up

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While many are doing that last-minute holiday shopping for the Thanksgiving holiday, others are hitting the roads or taking to the skies for the long weekend.

This is one of the busiest times of the year at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The travelers though, say it's been smooth sailing so far.

"Being that we're not one of the big cities like New York or California, up in San Francisco or something, we're just in Reno," says Kenneth Jiron, visiting from Utah. "It's pretty mellow here for Thanksgiving day."

Airport officials say more than 12,000 people will be in and out of Reno-Tahoe International each day through Sunday.

While things are calm here weather-wise, some travelers may run into some delays all over the Midwest. 200 flights were canceled in Chicago today.

Because of potential slowdowns in the air and at the airport, airport officials suggest folks arrive at least one hour early.

They want to remind people not to wrap any presents that you'll be taking on the plane, just in case security has to look through them.

In all, they say people just need to be smart travelers.

"We're going to get you on your way today, but if you're connecting through those big airports, understand that there's going to be slowdowns, there's going to be some delays because, boy, there's a lot of people traveling today," says Brian Kulpin with Reno-Tahoe International. "Remember what it's about. Try to be happy because that's the best way to have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow."

Airport officials say the Sunday after Thanksgiving usually sees more travelers pass through than Wednesday.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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