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strange_andy

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next week?

I've been hearing nothing but nightmare scenarios regarding flight delays, lines, etc.

Hopefully it won't be too bad at 6:00 AM on Thanksgiving day.

You should be fine on Thanksgiving day, barring any weather related delays. Tuesday and Wednesday are horrible.

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http://www.kansas.com/107/story/229195.htmlPlan opens an express flying lane

BY DAVID LIGHTMAN

McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Civilian airlines will be able to use a special "Thanksgiving express lane" from Maine to Florida, a route normally reserved for military use, as part of President Bush's plan to ease widely anticipated congestion from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday.

Bush's decision was one of a series of steps he announced Thursday to keep people moving through airports and the sky during the upcoming holiday.

"Airports are very crowded, travelers are being stranded and flights are delayed, sometimes with a full load of passengers sitting on the runway for hours," the president said in a nine-minute Roosevelt Room statement after meeting with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and other officials. "We can do better."

The decision to open the military lanes is expected to have the biggest effect on New York-area airports. Backups there during bad weather ripple through the nation's air traffic system.

"We believe it (the new system) is going to be able to help us get out of New York quicker for the holiday season," said Nancy Kalinowski, acting vice president of systems operations at the Federal Aviation Administration. She couldn't estimate how many more airplanes could fly, saying "it's going to depend on the weather."

The initiatives are also expected to be in effect for the Christmas holiday season. They include:

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