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Friday Expected to Be Busiest Day for Air Travel: Airlines for America

Travel nightmares are expected for New England passengers due to Friday’s severe storm.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and certainly the busiest.

Friday marks the busiest day to fly nationwide, with nearly 2.9 million people expected to hit the skies ahead of Christmas Day, according to Airlines for America.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, there are more than 80 flights delayed at Boston's Logan International Airport, Flight Aware reports.

Travel nightmares are expected for New England passengers due to Friday’s severe storm. Strong gusts are expected to slam the region as high wind warnings, flood watches and coastal flood advisories were issued for several New England areas.

On Thursday, more than 7,000 flights were delayed at airports across the country, especially in the south.

To accommodate potential delays and cancelations, passengers are encouraged to give themselves extra time to get to the airports.

Airlines for America estimates 45.7 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines from Dec. 20 through Jan. 6.

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