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Expect delays in holiday travel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The holiday travel season is in full swing, and arrival and departure boards are already lighting up with delays and cancellations.

Nasty weather from the Midwest through the South is expected to cause even more travel delays over the weekend.

AAA is projecting nearly 30 percent of Americans, some 94.5 million people, will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the holidays.

Toby Baptiste and his family had a layover in Nashville on their way from the Bowling Green area of Kentucky to Panama City, Florida.

Their flight was delayed, but Baptiste said once they get where they're going, they will forget all about it.  He also said their child helps makes things go a little smoother.

"We have a baby. So naturally, having an infant makes it smooth for us and we actually get to get on the plane first," Baptiste said. "So having a baby has some advantages for us."

Despite the heavy volume of travelers and long waits inside airports, the number of customers is actually expected to decrease this year.

AAA projected the amount of air travelers will drop to just over 5.5 million between Saturday, December 21 and Wednesday, January 1.

Check flight statuses at the Nashville International Airport at FlyNashville.com.

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