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Thousands of travelers fill Hartsfield-Jackson for Memorial Day trips

With tens of thousands of travelers heading to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Memorial Day trips, some security lines were long but moved quickly Friday morning.

The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the busy summer travel season. Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the holiday travel weekend, according to the airport, and may break a record for passengers processed at security checkpoints. More than 85,000 are expected to pass through Hartsfield-Jackson security checkpoints Friday.

The airport aims to keep wait times under 20 minutes, but lines are longer during peak times.

Airport and Transportation Security Administration officials recommend travelers get to the airport two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights.


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Memorial Day: Record crowds expected at Hartsfield-Jackson this weekend

Memorial Day travel: More than 1 million in Georgia expected to take trips

 Summer fliers to see changes at Atlanta airport

Atlanta airport: ‘Smart lanes’ ready for summer crowds

Checkpoint changes await spring fliers Friday is expected to be a record day at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with heavy Memorial Day travel traffic.

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