Despite CDC guidance against Thanksgiving travel, Charlotte Douglas expects busiest day of year

Thousands passing through Charlotte Douglas as Thanksgiving travel picks up

CHARLOTTE — On Wednesday, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is expecting the busiest travel day since the pandemic began in March.

More than 17,000 travelers are expected to fly out of Charlotte Wednesday. That’s just a fraction of what we’ve seen in years past, but it was still proving to be somewhat of a busy morning.

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The CDC is advising against traveling for the holiday, but it was apparent that that guidance was not stopping many people from seeing their loved ones.

>> Reporter Anthony Kustura was at the airport all morning and in the video at the top of this page he explains how big the crowds have been and what rules travelers need to follow this holiday season.

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