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More than 103 million are traveling this holiday season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It is the day before Christmas Eve and that means one of the busiest travel days for the holiday.

AAA says more than 103 million people will travel between December 23rd and January 2nd. The total number is up 1.5 percent from last year.

Six million will fly to their destination.

Louisville International Airport says it is seeing short lines and very few delays so far.

“I’m here on time. Bringing the rental car back was easy. Getting through the line was easy,” said Monai Bell-Carson, who was flying to Tampa.

Travelers passing through Louisville will see $9.5 million in renovations.

The project includes new flooring, escalators, along with restaurants and shops.

“I’m sitting here waiting for like six plus hours so it’s nice to have a Starbucks,” said Emma Robinson as she waited for her boyfriend in the Marines to return home from training in California.

Robinson says she enjoyed the renovations, especially since her boyfriend’s flights were delayed into Louisville.

Passengers traveling through bigger airports like Boston saw longer lines.

“I got to the airport about five in the morning. Maybe waited 10, 20 minutes in line but moved through pretty quickly and then no delays and so it’s been pretty hassle free today,” said Kevin Dillon returning to Louisville to visit family.

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The airport suggests you give yourself some extra time and arrive an hour and a half before your scheduled flight.

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