Busy travel weekend ahead due to Labor Day

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Millions of Americans are expected to travel to their Labor Day destinations this weekend. 

There were a lot of people at Bradley International Airport Thursday, leaving and arriving early to avoid the Labor Day rush. 

According to Airlines for America, 16.5 million people are expected to fly this Labor Day weekend.

The airports will be the busiest Friday with about 3 million people in the skies.

Bradley and airports across the country are urging fliers to get there early to give yourself extra time through security. 

22News spoke to one flier Thursday who wanted to beat the Labor Day rush. 

“I was here for business and been here for about for two weeks, but now its time to head back for Labor Day and get out of this traffic so I’m ready to head home,” Florida resident Barbara Latulip said.

If you’re driving this weekend, AAA recommends planning ahead and checking your vehicle’s tires, oil, and battery before you hit the road. 

MassDOT is shutting down all construction on the highways tomorrow through Tuesday, September 4th to help reduce traffic congestion. 

AAA expects 1 in 4 families will travel this Labor Day weekend.

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