Passenger volume at Los Angeles International Airport during this Thanksgiving holiday travel period (LAX) is expected to rise nearly three percent compared to last year, airport officials predict.

During the 10-day holiday travel period, which began Nov. 19 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 28, LAX is expected to serve about 1.53 million passengers, airport officials said.

Two of the busiest days at the airport are Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 28, with airlines reporting passenger load factors approaching 80 percent on most flights and some flights fully booked.

For the third year in a row, volunteer Los Angeles World Airports employees wearing red vests will roam terminals to assist travelers to reach their flights on time.

Airport officials suggest passengers departing LAX during daily peak travel periods – from 6 to 9 a.m.; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and from 7 to 10 p.m. – arrive in their airline’s ticketing lobbies two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights. Most domestic air travelers can avoid ticketing counter lines by checking in with their airlines through the airlines’ Internet Web sites before coming to the airport.

LAX AiRadio 530 AM broadcasts are streamed onto the airport’s Web site at www.lawa.org/lax, where comprehensive information about LAX’s passenger services and amenities is available.

Timely information on flight status, traffic and smart travel tips also is available on LAX’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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