Busiest airports during the Thanksgiving travel season

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The Thanksgiving travel season will be especially busy at these airports and Darla Miles has more details. (Shutterstock)

Travelers flying in and out of Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago should expect busy airports, according to a report released by travel companies Hopper and InsureMyTrip.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport topped the list of busiest airports for Thanksgiving. Each airport expects over a million total passenger departures during Thanksgiving week.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York round out the top five of the list. Both of those airports expect over 800,000 departures.

Here are the top 10 busiest airports during Thanksgiving week:
  1. ATL - Atlanta - 1,382,846 passengers departing

  2. LAX - Los Angeles - 1,134,894 passengers departing

  3. ORD - Chicago - 1,020,476 passengers departing

  4. DFW - Dallas - 850,314 passengers departing

  5. JFK - New York - 837,078 passengers departing

  6. DEN - Denver - 772,831 passengers departing

  7. SFO - San Francisco - 745,123 passengers departing

  8. LAS - Las Vegas - 636,132 passengers departing

  9. CLT - Charlotte - 623,829 passengers departing

  10. PHX - Phoenix - 613,433 passengers departing

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