At this point, travelers would need to be creative if they want to beat the rush on Thanksgiving.
If you still haven’t booked your Thanksgiving travel if you’re planning on travel by air, well, good luck. But a look at some data from Orbitz may help if you can work your way to a less-busy feeder airport instead of a hub, or consider alternative options like road travel.
The “Orbitz Thanksgiving Insider Index” analyzed booking data from the top 50 U.S. airports, and also identify the least-busy airport options, and below is the result:
As Orbitz points out, travelers leaving the busy San Francisco or Ft. Lauderdale areas can beat the crowds about an hour north at Sacramento International and Palm Beach International – number four and number six on the least-busy list.