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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."

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    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."

    Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    [NATL] Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    A Roseville, California, man is in custody after he turned himself in to police in connection to a quadruple homicide.  The body of one of his victims was in the car he drove to the police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles away from the original Roseville crime scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    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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