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Five reasons Thanksgiving travel will be miserable (by the numbers)
With more people flying, you will probably find yourself fighting for the armrest, sitting next to someone in that middle seat (unless you're the unlucky passenger) and struggling to cram your carry-on into the overhead bin.
Let's take a look at five data points that point to an unpleasant Thanksgiving flying season, with information reported by Reuters:
2. Daily volumes will range from 1.3 million to 2.5 million
3. Planes will be running close to capacity, with load factors approaching 90 percent
4. Fares are headed up to 18 percent higher than last year (according to Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare)
5. There are fewer seats, with capacity down 10 percent from 2008 levels
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