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Tennesseans preparing to fly, drive on one of year's busiest travel days

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Both the skies and the roads are expected to have 1 million more travelers this year than lat year.

Airline passengers were rolling in at the Nashville International Airport early Wednesday morning to jet off for their Thanksgiving plans.

Hope Bain is flying up to New York City with her niece, nephews and sister for the holiday.

"It's been my brother's bucket list that he's always wanted to take his kids to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. So this is what we're doing. We're flying up to see the parade," Bain said.

A handful of flights became delayed or canceled as some parts of the country deal with snow.

As wait lines grew, some passengers told Channel 4 they are traveling for school activities. 

The Belmont University women's basketball team is heading to California for a tournament.

Sierra Jones shared her experience from last year.

"For Thanksgiving we got to serve homeless people and it was a really, really cool experience, so you're going for basketball, but since you're not with your family, you get to do something together to serve someone else as well," Jones said.

Click here to see real-time flight info from the Nashville International Airport.

For those of you hitting the roads, gas prices are working in your favor with the Tennessee average under $2.

Travelers will also see plenty of law enforcement patrols. Troopers will be stationed every 20 miles on Interstate 40 on Wednesday and Sunday -- the two busiest travel days for Thanksgiving.

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