Travelers hit the road, or skies, for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Passengers line up at Norfolk International Airport Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. WAVY Photo/Rico Bush
Passengers line up at Norfolk International Airport Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. WAVY Photo/Rico Bush

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It’s that time of year again — holiday travel.

Many people across the country are packing their bags and heading out to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving 2016.

Lines at Norfolk International Airport were picking up around 5 a.m. Wednesday. A few flights were delayed Wednesday — and one was cancelled — as terminals filled up with passengers.

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You can check the status of your flight from Norfolk International at this link.

Travelers looking to fly this holiday season are being reminded to check the status of their flights before leaving home.

TSA officials suggest that passengers should leave home at least two early — in order to give themselves time to get through parking, baggage check-in and security checkpoints.

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AAA is expecting 2016 to be the busiest travel year since 2007. A record number of Virginians are expected to hit the roads, rails and skies for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

The agency says at least 1.3 million people will travel 50 miles or less in Virginia alone.

Trains and buses may be a cheaper travel options, if you plan on hitting the roads over the next several days.

Gas prices recently dropped ahead of the holiday weekend. The national average stood at $2.14 on Nov. 20, with prices at an average below $2 for this region.

For those traveling Wednesday, temperatures started in the mid-30’s some areas and low 30’s and even 20’s in others. Temperatures were expected to climb in the upper 50-degree range.

Rain showers are in the forecast during the day on Thanksgiving.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for all your holiday weekend news, weather and traffic updates.