If you're flying this week, buckle up. It could be one of your bumpiest tripsGoing anywhere this holiday season? Me neither.
ever - and that's before you even set foot on the plane.
An estimated 27
million passengers are expected to fly US airlines during a 12-day period that
includes Thanksgiving week - the busiest travel period of the year. That's 4
percent higher than the number of air travelers during the same period last
year, according to the Air Transport Association. And if recent months are any
indication, the start to this year's holiday travel season, which runs roughly
through New Year's, could be one of the most frustrating for flyers: Fares are
up. Planes are fuller. And more and more passengers are being bumped.