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LAX Thanksgiving Travel: How'd We Do?

Passengers wait in line to check-in for Delta Airlines flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. (PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
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With the number of coronavirus cases surging, people have been urged not to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend -- and some listened.

At Los Angeles International Airport, holiday traffic is a bit higher compared to the last two months but it's way below what it was last year.

"Last year, we have over three million passengers traveling throughout the two weeks surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday," said LAX spokesperson Heath Montgomery. "There were individual days last year where we had 250,000 [people] come through LAX. This year we're not seeing anything like that nor did we expect to see anything like that."

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Officials with the airport say if you really have to fly, make sure you follow the current protocols, which include wearing a facemask and maintaining social distance.

Travelers arriving at LAX, Van Nuys Airport and Union Station are also being urged to sign a form acknowledging California's recommended 14-day quarantine period.