New additions at SA International should make for better experience for holiday travelers

Millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving

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SAN ANTONIO – Thanksgiving can be different for every family. For some, it's a big turkey dinner and watching football, and for millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means traveling.

This is a time of year when families take a break and go across the country, even the globe, to share special moments.

"My sister-in-law is due two days after Thanksgiving so we are hoping for a Thanksgiving baby," said Michael Raimondi, who is heading to Illinois with his family.

Along with families, some travelers are just looking for an excuse for a new adventure.

"We all just decided to go we had nothing else to do for Thanksgiving," Danielle Jackson said.

This Thanksgiving, the San Antonio International Airport made a big change to prepare for the high-traffic holiday and to help ease one of its biggest problems.

There is a new short-term parking lot that is meant to ease traffic and make the process of flying out less complicated.

If you are traveling from the airport today, you should expect long lines not only because of the holiday season, but also because of cheaper tickets, AAA Texas said on average, airline tickets are the cheapest they've been in four years.

"It's a nice surprise because two years ago, we were paying about 50 percent more, so this is a lot easier on me," said Michael Morris, who travels several times a month.

AAA Texas officials said Wednesday through Sunday will be a busy time at the airports, and frequent flyers say to be prepared.

And of course, traveler should make sure everything is packed.

"Make sure you have your ID and everything, and if you need help, don't be afraid to ask, because you don't want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Jackson.

About the Author:

Max Massey is the GMSA weekend anchor and a general assignments reporter. Max has been live at some of the biggest national stories out of Texas in recent years, including the Sutherland Springs shooting, Hurricane Harvey and the manhunt for the Austin bomber. Outside of work, Max follows politics and sports, especially Penn State, his alma mater.