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6.4M People Expected to Travel by Air This Holiday Season

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    Millions Prepare to Fly for the Holiday Season

    According to AAA, travel starting Saturday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 22, 2017)

    More than 100 million Americans will travel by plane, train, cars or other modes of transportation this holiday season.

    "I'm heading down to Brazil," said Hingham, Massachusetts, native Tim Giarrusso.

    He's trading Boston for Brazil this Christmas.

    "Family travels," he said. "I haven't been with my family for a while so it's going to be awesome. We like to go somewhere every year."

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    Giarrusso is one of the 6.4 million people AAA predicts will travel by air ahead of Christmas.

    Giarrusso's flight connects in Atlanta, but despite last week's power outage he's confident he'll be soaking in the Brazilian sun without delays.

    "I saw some pictures from it hopefully we're not sleeping in the airport but I think we're pretty much all set," he said. "They seem to be pretty good and responsive after the whole break down there so we'll be fine."

    While he travels nearly 10 hours to Brazil, another traveler, Raquel Marangoa, just finished her trip.

    She landed in Boston from Brazil and was met with a warm embrace from her boyfriend.

    "I'm so happy," she said. "So excited to see the city, this is my first time in Boston."

    According to AAA, travel starting Saturday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

    MassPort recommends travelers arrive two hours before domestic flights and three for international flights. 

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