This Is The Ultimate Holiday Airport Survival Guide

Air travel is a challenge any day of the year, but the agony is amped up during the holidays. Unless you want to recreate the chaotic running-through-the-airport scene from the movie "Home Alone," read on.

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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the hectic holiday travel season. Some 50.9 million people traveled 50 miles or more away from home last Thanksgiving, according to the American Automobile Association. More than half of them — 28.5 million passengers — were projected to travel on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving air-travel period (November 17 through 28) last year, according to Airlines for America.

From how to prep for holiday travel to space-saving packing hacks to how to stay entertained at the airport, we've got you covered. To ensure you're prepared, organized, and sane, so you can concentrate on celebrating the holidays, check out our ultimate airport survival guide.