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The right book might just change your life ...
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy.
Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most ... the place where the perfect book will find its way home.
Now Mim has arrived in wonderful Venice, city of canals, palaces, bridges, boats and ... quarrels. Gondolier battles, cat nappings and laundry theft are just the beginning. The Magnifico family and the Forte family are at war.
Mim knows they're here to help the feuding families. To show them a better way to behave. To bring an end to the vicious vendetta.
If only Mim could find each of them the right book. If only they'd all stop reading the wrong books.
The lively new adventure from award-winning author Katrina Nannestad and beloved illustrator Cheryl Orsini.
Mim and the baffling bully publisher's summary.
From the beloved author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome and We Are Wolves comes an enchanting series for young listeners.
The right book might just change your life....
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most...the place where the perfect book will find its way home.
Now Mim has arrived in a pretty Dutch village where she meets Willemina, a kind and gentle child, who is being bullied by a girl named Gerda.
Mim knows they're here to help Willemina. To change her life. To make her strong and brave and happy.
If only Dad would find her the right book. If only he would stop giving everyone else the wrong book!
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Mim and the Baffling Bully
- Travelling Bookshop, Book 1
- By: Katrina Nannestad
- Narrated by: Emmanuelle Mattana
- Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
- Overall 4.5 out of 5 stars 5
- Performance 5 out of 5 stars 4
- Story 5 out of 5 stars 4
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most...the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in a pretty Dutch village where she meets Willemina, a kind and gentle child, who is being bullied by a girl named Gerda. Mim knows they're here to help Willemina. To change her life. To make her strong and brave and happy.
- Release date: 08-10-2021
- Language: English
- 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings
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Mim and the Woeful Wedding
- Travelling Bookshop, Book 2
- Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
- Overall 5 out of 5 stars 2
- Performance 5 out of 5 stars 1
- Story 5 out of 5 stars 1
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most...the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived on a charming Greek Island, where a wedding is about to take place. Everyone is excited - everyone, that is, except the bride and groom. Mim knows they're here to help Anjelica, the bride. To stop the wedding. To set her free to follow her dreams.
- Release date: 02-03-2022
- 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
Mim and the Anxious Artist
- The Travelling Bookshop, Book 3
- Overall 0 out of 5 stars 0
- Performance 0 out of 5 stars 0
- Story 0 out of 5 stars 0
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most...the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in elegant Paris where she meets Pierre, a talented but anxious artist who cannot bear to give up his paintings, even to sell them. He's miserable and poor. His customers are cross. Mim knows they're here to help Pierre. To calm him down. To turn him into a successful artist. To make him truly happy.
- Release date: 01-11-2022
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Mim and the Disastrous Dog Show
- Travelling Bookshop, Book 4
- Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most...the place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in Puddling Muddlebury in the Cotswolds, England, just in time for the annual dog show. The judge, Lord Melville-Timms, is in a pickle. He has judged cakes and flowers and vegetables, but never a dog show. Furthermore, his beloved bulldog, Bubbles, is the most disobedient dog in the county.
- Release date: 08-03-2023
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Review: the travelling bookshop: mim and the baffling bully.
Mim tries to dig a little deeper into the bully's life. Gerda seems to have everything a kid could want. So why is she so nasty and why does she bother to pick on the unassuming Willemina?
Mim needs to work with the bookstore and learn about the nature of bullying - and also find out who the one that actually needs to change is.
This is Book One in the series of the travelling bookshop, and I cant wait to see where Flossy will take the eccentric family to next.
A sweet book brimming with line drawings by the talented Cheryl Orsini.
Both Nannestad and Orsini have numerous children's books published between them, and you can read reviews for them here and here .
Title: The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully Author: Katrina Nannestad Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins, $14.99 Publication Date: 28 July 2021 Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780733341656 For ages: 7+ Type: Junior Fiction
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This Thanksgiving, Full Planes to Go With Full Plates
With about 30 million travelers expected to jam U.S. airports this year and storms in the forecast, you may want to take an extra helping of patience, too.
By Steven Moity
A government shutdown won’t be disrupting travel plans this Thanksgiving after Congress agreed on Wednesday to a funding package that lasts through early next year. But clouds and crowds might make your trip a slog anyway.
The Transportation Security Administration expects about 30 million passengers to fly between this Friday and the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, an 11.5 percent increase over the same period last year.
The weather won’t make the Thanksgiving crush any easier. Weekend storms in New England and low clouds and rain on the California coast could cause some delays. And Monday through Wednesday morning, a strong cold front will move eastward, slowing operations at airline hubs like Houston and Chicago before soaking the East Coast, said Paul Pastelok, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.
If you haven’t booked your trip already, average airfare prices are slightly lower than they were in 2019, said Melanie Fish, head of public relations at Expedia Brands, and you can really save time and money if you fly on Thanksgiving Day.
“According to Expedia data, flying on Thanksgiving Day is 11 percent cheaper than average for the week of Thanksgiving, but here’s the real kicker — it’s almost half as busy compared to the day before Thanksgiving,” Ms. Fish said.
The four major New York City-area airports run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are expecting 3.1 million passengers from this Monday through the Monday after Thanksgiving, up slightly from three million over the same period last year, said Seth Stein, spokesman for the Port Authority.
Those planning to crowd the streets of Manhattan — instead of the airports — for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can expect the giant balloons to be flying high: The forecast calls for very little wind, Mr. Pastelok said, and the day will be sunny and chilly, with temperatures topping out in the mid-40s.
On the ground
AAA predicts that 49.1 million Americans will drive to their destinations for Thanksgiving, an increase of 1.7 percent compared with 2022, said Robert Sinclair Jr., a senior manager at AAA. That means jammed highways, with the busiest days forecast to be this Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Drivers may face longer travel times than usual on certain routes, AAA reported . Along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, Calif., expect to spend 88 percent more travel time than usual on Wednesday afternoon. Drivers on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, north of the nation’s capital, are projected to spend 71 percent more time on the road, starting early Wednesday afternoon.
Filling up the tank will cost those drivers less. Average gas prices nationwide are projected to drop to $3.25 per gallon next week, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy . “Average gas prices have plummeted in all 50 states in the weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, with $2.99 prices spreading like wildfire just in time for the start of the holiday season,” he said in a news release .
Americans are also taking to the rails at higher numbers this year, with Amtrak expecting 750,000 customers from this Sunday until the Sunday after Thanksgiving, said Jason Abrams, senior public relations manager at Amtrak, a jump of about 2 percent.
Mr. Sinclair of AAA had a bit of advice for all the Thanksgiving road warriors: Beat the Sunday traffic by driving on Saturday. “For those who listen to Ben Franklin,” Mr. Sinclair said, “Fish and company go bad after three days.”
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Flights in 2023 are cheaper than last year. Here's how to get the best deals.
By Megan Cerullo
November 16, 2023 / 4:20 PM EST / MoneyWatch
Americans are catching a break on the cost of flying for the busy holiday travel season .
Airfares were down more than 13% last month compared to a year ago, according to Consumer Price Index data. Flights are also modestly less pricey than just before the pandemic, with airfares some 5% lower than they were in October 2019.
Domestic, roundtrip airfares around Thanksgiving are $266 on average, down about 10% compared to a year prior, according to travel booking site Hopper. "Prices are significantly lower" this year, Hopper spokesperson Lindsay Schwimer told CBS MoneyWatch.
To be sure, it's late in the game to book Thanksgiving travel. The best time to get deals on airfare is typically six to eight weeks ahead of the travel date, according to experts.
"For Thanksgiving, it's the last minute. But if you're flexible with your destination and dates, travelers can find some really good last minute deals," Schwimer said.
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But there are still opportunities to save on Christmas travel relative to last year. "Overall, prices are down from the holidays compared to last year and pre-pandemic. We're seeing some good deals," Schwimer said.
Average domestic, roundtrip airfares around Christmas are $324, down 15% from last year and 11% lower than the same period in 2019.
Data from flight aggregator and search site Kayak shows that prices for Christmastime flights are down 23% compared to a year ago.
"Flights were pretty expensive last year, so they're not necessarily cheap, but they have come down significantly,"Kayla Deloache, Kayak's consumer travel trends expert, told CBS MoneyWatch.
Why are fares cheaper?
Fares are down despite strong demand, with more Americans than ever expected to travel over the holidays this year . Although that puts upward pressure on fares, jet fuel prices have come down and airlines have increased their capacity, keeping ticket costs in check.
"We've seen a shift back to normalcy in terms of prices, and a lot of the domestic airline capacity has come back to what we saw pre-pandemic, which means more planes flying than what we saw in past few years," Schwimer said.
Another reason airfares are lower, according to travel rewards expert Sally French, is due to the airline practice of unbundling fares. To offer different tiered tickets, airlines these days usually offer passengers a low base fare and ask them to pay extra for features like the ability to check a bag, select a seat assignment, use wifi, or eat and drink during the flight.
"We are seeing lower base airfares, and things that are available à la carte, which is not necessarily a bad thing. If you don't check bags or get a drink, you can get a lower airfare," French said.
When to book, when to fly
If you see a good deal, book it right away, travel experts advise. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires airlines to allow customers to cancel their reservations for no penalty within 24 hours of making a reservation.
"If you see a flight you expect to take, book it. You can sleep on it and cancel it with no penalty," French said.
Around Thanksgiving, people typically prefer to travel the Wednesday before the holiday and return home the following Sunday, making those two of the busiest — and priciest — days of the year to travel domestically.
"Those are the most difficult days to find reasonable airfares," said Sheldon Jacobson, a computer scientist who closely follows airline data.
For a better shot at finding a deal, look for flights on Thanksgiving Day. "If you travel in the morning, the airport is not as busy, you can arrive and have dinner later in the afternoon or evening," he said.
Also consider returning home late in the day on Friday, before the weekend rush. "You can catch some excellent fares because the airlines are flying anyway, and if they don't fill the seats they'll find a way to attract people," Jacobson added.
Extending the holiday can also yield savings if travelers return home on the Monday or Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Travel Deal Tuesday
In addition to traveling on Tuesday, search for deals on future flights for even more savings. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving offers the greatest number of flight deals, according to Hopper data. This year, for example, the flight site is expecting discounts of up to 80% on trips to destinations including Hawaii, Orlando, Florida, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
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Questionable weather and crowded skies are a recipe for delays and cancelations leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. With peak travel days drawing 2.6 to 2.9 million passengers, the busiest being Sunday 11/26 with 22,000 flights, travelers are advised to book early flights and save this list of essentials to have on hand the moment you sniff out a travel snafu at the airport.
So, how can you avoid this nightmare scenario and enjoy your holiday? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you navigate the busiest travel days of the year. Whether you’re flying solo or with your family, you’ll want to have these essentials on hand the moment you sense trouble at the airport . Here’s what you need to know:
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How to use tech and info to rebook your flight faster
I helped a friend by tapping the airline app to rebook after he had been waiting on hold for hours without his call answered by a human being. Knowledge is key and acting quickly will help the most. One new useful tool helps us see conditions at some larger airports. The National Airspace System Status website list active disruptions so that you can plan around trouble.
It also offers insights into why delays may be happening. When there is a failure of the airline or system not related to weather, then the airline should offer more compensation and assistance with rebooking. Knowing if it's the airline's fault versus a passing storm can help you get a quick resolution versus little of any help.
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Canceled flight ? These tools can help get you on the next flight while others wait in line going nowhere.
1. FlightsFrom.com mobile site
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Bookmark this flightsfrom.com site on your phone to see all routes and scheduled flights from every airport before using your airline's mobile app to rebook. Knowing this can help with rebooking when airline ticket counter agents see limited options. It seems counterintuitive to consider flying further away from your desired destination especially when airline and ticketing sites don't present routes that are far out of the way.
Backtracking to cities can offer an open seat on a flight journey that zigzags to a more distant airport and still get you where you want to go faster than waiting for traditional routes to open. Being able to piece together information on an unconventional route that involves more than one airline is one of the most powerful benefits of the flightsfrom.com site.
2. Flight Board app
Flight Board app helps you track delayed and canceled flights. Most valuable is how it shows which flights are still operating from an airport you are standing in when yours gets delayed or canceled.
This helps you understand which other flights are operating to get you to your destination. Remember to screenshot a photo of the flights available for the moment you are negotiating a recovery flight. Click to get Flight Board app for iOS and Android .
3. ExpertFlyer site
ExpertFlyer site shows vast flight inventory that airlines hide from you. Frequent fliers use this as an essential must-have subscription that reveals far more than any airline wants you to know. Fact is, this tool alone can help you steer an airline representative toward available flights they may not even see.
I especially love a feature that allows you to click for additional flight status information that reveals a log of each flight. On one occasion, I was told by a gate agent after a flight was canceled that it was weather-related and she could not help.
ExpertFlyer then allowed me to show the true data proving the flight was canceled for "operational" reasons with no mention of weather. Yes, I got a hotel voucher that paid for the night until my recovery flight took off first thing in the morning.
ExpertFlyer has a free seat alert function, and the real full working version is a paid monthly or annual subscription which for me pays for itself in spades. When it comes to free apps and services online of any worth, if you are getting a valuable product for free, then you are the product. ExpertFlyer is found here .
4. LiveATC Air Traffic Control radio app
LiveATC app started as a fun way to hear air traffic control talking to the flight deck. Today, this can be one of the most essential recovery tools when delays start targeting your journey.
Find your city, then choose the airport and the ground channel for your departure. You will often hear exactly why your flight is delayed. And in some circumstances, you will hear the flight being canceled before it is announced to the cabin or flashes on the airline app.
The advantage of spotting trouble ahead of the masses can help you get into the next few seats still available on the following flights to get you to your destination. LiveATC is here .
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5. ITA Matrix flight search
ITA Matrix site shows all available flights for sale on all airlines at that moment. You cannot buy a ticket here, just get informed. Best bet is to buy an airline ticket directly from the airline you plan to travel. What works great here is this will show you flights available to your destination for sale available in real-time.
It shows other airlines which could be a better flight recovery option if your flight gets scrapped. Airlines would rather accommodate you on a later flight on the same company aircraft to save money. Fact is, you can often nudge your way into an airline confirming travel on a competitor in order to resolve a failure that sits on their shoulders. Search flights on ITA Matrix here .
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Pro flight tips
Book tickets on bigger planes when available. Flying larger aircraft that become planes used on international routes are seldom canceled.
Airline lounges offer better rebooking help. (buy a day pass if you cannot get through to an agent or reticket online with the airline’s app)
Avoid checking bags to give yourself the most flexibility. If you find a flight on another airline to get you where you want to go, airlines won’t always transfer checked luggage to other carriers.
Listen to LiveATC app control tower and tap into apps like my newest favorite Flighty to find alternatives during a delay to hear how your flight is being handled by ground air traffic controllers. You will know to rebook before anyone else.
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Kurt’s key takeaways
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with your loved ones, but it can also be a stressful time if you have to deal with flight delays and cancellations. But don’t let that ruin your holiday spirit. You can still make it to your destination with some smart planning and the help of these amazing tools. Whether you need to rebook your flight, track the status of the airports, or find out the reason for the disruption, these tools will give you the edge over other travelers. So don’t let the shutdown get you down and enjoy your Thanksgiving.
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Driving or flying before feasting? Here are some tips for Thanksgiving travelers
Thanksgiving travelers will number nearly 55 million people this holiday week, requiring patience and advance planning to make all those trips less stressful. (Nov. 20) (AP video by Eugene Garcia)
FILE - Travelers wait in line to board an Amtrak train ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. More than 55 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year. And while misery loves company, there are some steps travelers can take to improve the experience. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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FILE - In this image made with a long exposure, motor vehicles move along Interstate 76 ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. More than 55 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year. And while misery loves company, there are some steps travelers can take to improve the experience. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Getting a big holiday meal on the table can be stressful for the cook (see “The Bear,” Season two, Episode six.) But for guests, just getting to the table also can be difficult, and there’s no Butterball hotline for harried travelers.
The number of people traveling 50 miles (80 kilometers) or more from home for Thanksgiving is expected to reach 55.4 million this week, a slight increase over last year, according to AAA projections.
And while misery loves company, there are some steps travelers can take to improve the experience:
EARLY BIRDS GET THE OPEN ROADS
Most travelers — more than 49 million — are expected to drive to their Thanksgiving destinations. Traffic is anticipated to peak on Wednesday, the day before the holiday. The worst time to be on the road will be between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. that day, according to INRIX, a transportation data and insights provider.
Not only will traffic jams slow you down, they can result in crashes caused by distracted drivers, said Megan Jones, senior actuary at Arity, another company that analyzes mobility data.
“When traffic is moving at a more steady pace and you don’t have as much of that stop and go, folks are less inclined to pick up their phones,” she said.
However, speeding also increases around the holiday, she said, with the greatest rate of high-speed driving of more 80 mph (129 kph) on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Drivers should be thoughtful about their own behavior and alert to those around them, Jones said.
“It’s something to be cognizant of as you’re coming home. There are others on the road, and those high speeds do present a higher risk of accidents, and more costly accidents when they occur,” she said.
TAKE IT EASY, NOT QUEASY
Road trips with children pose additional challenges, including breaking up backseat fights and keeping carsickness at bay.
While those traveling on Thanksgiving Day might be tempted to hold off on meals or snacks given they are headed to a feast, that could be a bad move, said Dr. Mona Amin, a pediatrician and parenting coach.
“An empty stomach can make symptoms of nausea worse, so make sure anybody prone to carsickness has a satiated belly and is hydrated,” she said.
Additional tips include avoiding screen time, opening the windows for fresh air and having the child look at the horizon.
“Sometimes, messes may happen,” she said. “Stay calm in your voice and tone and reassure them.”
DEEP BREATHS, NOT BIG GULPS
About 4.7 million people are expected to fly during the Thanksgiving travel period, according to AAA. That’s an increase of 6.6% compared to 2022 and the highest number since 2005. When it comes to air travel, Sheryl Skaggs, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, said a little empathy goes a long way.
“Go in with the mindset that the planes are likely to be incredibly crowded,” she said. “Seasoned fliers are more attuned to that and prepared for that, but you have so many other people that aren’t necessarily regular fliers that are going to be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday.”
She urged travelers to be tolerant and understanding, rather than taking issue with crying babies or picking a fight over reclining seats.
“This isn’t particularly comfortable for anyone,” she said. “But if you show respect to other people, that can also have a chain reaction.”
Skaggs co-authored a study published earlier this year exploring nearly 1,000 incidents of passenger misconduct on airplanes over a 20-year period. Consumption of alcohol was a significant contributor to misconduct, which the study defined as behavior that was abusive or unruly, antagonized others or compromised the safety of flights.
Oftentimes, the drinking starts well before passengers board the plane, Skaggs said.
“Don’t be afraid to say something to flight attendants if you think that something’s not right or that you see something potentially escalating,” she said.
THE EMOTIONAL JOURNEY
Thanksgiving travel also can be an emotional journey depending on where travelers are headed.
Holidays can be difficult for a variety of reasons, including complicated family dynamics, unrealistic expectations and disruption of routine, said Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, chief medical officer at The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention.
“There can be a lot of anticipatory anxiety about the holidays, thinking about what’s happened in the previous years or wondering about how things are going to go,” she said.
To ease that anxiety, she recommended spending some travel time focused on mental health and preparing for what’s to come.
“If you’re going to be around family members you typically have conflicts with, my advice is to decide in advance how you want to interact with them. Things get a lot harder once you’re in the situation — old patterns can come out quickly,” she said. “So think ahead of time about what’s going to make you feel the best.”
Thanksgiving weather forecast: Heavy rain and snow threaten to derail busiest travel week
Posted: November 21, 2023 | Last updated: November 21, 2023
A storm will move over the central and eastern US just in time to disrupt Americans ’ Thanksgiving travel plans.
Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and snow are expected to move from the central US across the Midwest and ultimately into the northeast just in time for the holiday.
The storm system will hit the Midwest and Ohio and Tennessee Valleys by Tuesday before turning northeast for the mid and latter portion of the week.
Governor Kathy Hochul of New York warned travelers in the state to be cautious as there was a risk of “extreme winter weather” during peak travel days.
Severe storms and possible tornadoes are forecasted for the Gulf coast states — between eastern Texas and western Mississippi — early in the week.
Tuesday will bring severe thunderstorms, rain, snow and wind to much of the eastern half of the US. Those storms are expected to wane on Wednesday, making way for an undisturbed Thanksgiving Day in most parts of the US.
- Severe weather may disrupt Thanksgiving travel
Santa Ana winds expected to hit California this week
Faa predicts nearly 50,000 flights on wednesday.
The FAA is predicting nearly 50,000 flights will take off Wednesday to deliver holiday travelers to their Thanksgiving destinations.
Wednesday will be the peak air travel day, with 49,606 flights scheduled. Tuesday will be the second highest, with 48,403 flights scheduled.
Tuesday may provde a difficult day for air travelers due to a winter storm system moving through the central US into the Midwest and northeast, bringing rain and thunderstorms throughout the region.
Sunday is predicted to be the most popular day for return travelers, with 44,991 flights scheduled.
FAA administrator has a message for holiday travelers: be nice to flight staff, or else
FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker took to X/Twitter to warn Thanksgiving travelers — who are likely to face possible delays, long lines, and congested airports — to be nice to the flight crews working over the holidays.
“If you’re flying, please be nice to your flight crew. They are there for your safety. The FAA has zero tolerance for unruly behavior,” he said in a post.
Air travelers on Tuesday are most likely to experience disruptions due to a winter storm system moving from the central US across the Midwest and into the northeast.
More than 49 million Americans will drive to Thanksgiving destinations this year
More than 55 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles to reach their Thanksgiving destinations between Wednesday and Sunday, and more than 49 million of those travelers will be driving, according to the AAA.
The Transportation Safety Administration expects a significant portion of those drivers will be on the roads Wednesday. Thankfully, much of the inclement weather predicted for the week will be over, but drivers in parts of northern New York and northern New England should be prepared for possibly slick roads due to sleet and freezing rain Tuesday evening.
Rain, not snow, most likely for Midwest, northeast
The National Weather Service reports that most of the precipitation falling east of the Mississippi River over the next two days will be rain.
A major storm system will move across the Midwest and into the northeast on Tuesday, bringing with it thunderstorms and rainfall, which may disrupt flights and cause less than ideal road conditions for motorists traveling for Thanksgiving.
There are some exceptions; the Central Appalachians into portions of the interior northeast may experience sleet and freezing rain on Tuesday morning, and accumulating snows are possible across northern New York state and into northern New England on Tuesday night.
Slick roads possible in northeast on Wednesday morning
Roads in parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire may be slick on Wednesday morning after overnights storms dump a mix of rain and possible snow on the region Tuesday evening.
Snow is expected to arrived in Maine on Wednesday as a storm system begins moving eastward across the US today.
The Midwest and northeast will feel the brunt of the inclement weather on Tuesday, with thunderstorms, snow, and rain likely.
WATCH: Disruptive storm to strike amid busiest Thanksgiving travel times
2.6m people per day expected to travel through airports for thanksgiving holiday week.
The FAA estimates that 2.6m people will travel through airports each day during the Thanksgiving holiday week.
The administration said that long lines, delays, and congested airports should be expected all week long.
Delays and possible cancellations are likely as thunderstorms, heavy rain, and snow are expected to move from the center of the US through the Midwest and into the northeast on Tuesday and early Wednesday.
Thanksgiving 2023 expected to be busiest holiday travel season ever, according to Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration said the 2023 Thanksgiving travel season will be the busiest in US history.
The agency reports the busiest flight days will be Tuesday and Wednesday.
The busiest day for drivers will be Wednesday, according to INRIX, a transportation analytics company.
Drivers are advised to leave home early in the morning or after 6pm to avoid running into the heaviest traffic, INRIX told ABC News.
Inclement weather on Tuesday across the Midwest and northeast may cause delays for air travelers. The storms are expected to die down on Wednesday.
While the central and eastern US grapples with thunderstorms, rain, and snow, some Californians will have to contend with powerful Santa Ana winds ahead of Thanksgiving.
Wind advisories are in place for much of San Diego County through 2pm PST on Tuesday. Forecasters warn of “moderate to strong” Santa Ana winds, particularly on Monday.
Santa Ana winds are typically in excess of 40mph (64kmh) but strong gusts can exceed 100mph (161kmh). The stronger gusts can push cars, topple big rigs, and exacerbate wild fires during the arid fall months in Southern California.
Thanksgiving week weather: Storms threaten to worsen holiday travel chaos
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, with more than 55 million Americans set to travel by road and by sky over the holiday week.
Forecasters are now warning that the usual travel rush could be exacerbated by various weather events across the nation.
In the South, rain and thunderstorms were predicted from Sunday through Tuesday , according to AccuWeather .
Storms threaten to worsen Thanksgiving holiday travel chaos
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Winter weather and severe storms threaten to disrupt millions of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this week.
Severe storms were forecasted for the Gulf coast south on Monday. Thunderstorms, heavy rain, and snow are expected to blow across the central US, through the Midwest, and into the northeast on Tuesday. Forecasters believe the severe weather will weaken on Wednesday, making way for an otherwise clear Thanksgiving Day in much of the US.
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Thanksgiving weather looks passable. cooler this weekend..
Today’s daily digit
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
7/10 : As we clear and dry out, assisted by breeziness, mild high temperatures should offer a decent pre-Thanksgiving travel day.
- Today: Partly sunny. Breezy. Highs: Mid-50s to around 60.
- Tonight: Mainly cloudy, still breezy. Lows: Mid-30s to low 40s.
- Tomorrow: Sunny. Less breezy afternoon. Highs: 52 to 58.
Forecast in detail
If traveling today or during Thanksgiving tomorrow, travel conditions greatly improve following yesterday’s needed rain. Friday is a bit of a transition day ahead of a cooler weekend that may bring our next, albeit small, rain chance Sunday.
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Today (Wednesday): After potentially one or two early-morning stray showers, we should see variable sunshine. Breezes from the northwest slowly build by midday into the afternoon. A couple of gusts around 25 mph are possible. Midday high temperatures should top out in the mid-50s to around 60 degrees. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds increase a bit in the pre-midnight hours. Breezes from the northwest may not calm very much and could still gust near 25 mph. Coldest spots well away from the Beltway could dip into the mid-30s versus downtown areas closer to the low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
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Tomorrow (Thanksgiving): We run a good chance for unfettered sunshine and slowly calming breezes from the west and northwest, particularly during later afternoon hours. A few gusts around 20 mph are still possible. Fairly comfortable high temperatures should top out within a few degrees of 55. An arguably typical Thanksgiving Day — enjoy! Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: It stays mainly clear until a few near-dawn clouds potentially move in. Low temperatures want to bottom out in the mid-30s to around 40 degrees. Breezes from the north and northwest finally trend light. Confidence: Medium-High
A look ahead
Sunshine levels Friday are a bit low confidence, but do at least expect any sunshine to be filtered by high clouds, at a minimum. Despite this and some light breezes from the north or northwest, high temperatures try to claw their way toward late-November averages — near 50 to mid-50s. Overnight, mid-20s to low 30s may prove somewhat chilly under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium
Noticeably cooler air arrives for the weekend with temperatures stuck as chilly as upper 30s Saturday in coldest spots to low 40s downtown. It looks like we may recover the next day — potentially nearer mid-40s to around 50 degrees Sunday. Overnight temperatures in the mid-20s to mid-30s look like a decent bet. Skies lean cloudier than not, particularly Sunday when a couple of showers could be around. Confidence: Low-Medium
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