Busiest travel day of Christmas season underway at SFO

Busiest travel day of Christmas season underway at SFO

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KGO) —

The Christmas last minute rush is on. Today is expected to be one of the busiest days for air travel ahead of the long holiday weekend.

According to research done by the travel app Hopper almost 3.1 million scheduled passengers will travel from the U.S. today, that’s a record high.

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SFO is the 7th busiest airport in the nation at Christmas time, with close to 1.4 million scheduled outbound passengers during the holiday season. The busiest time of day travel at SFO is 7:50 a.m., based on the volume of scheduled departures.

Security experts say flyers across the nation can expect longer lines this year because of stricter checks for electronics. Just remember, electronics bigger than you cell phone may have to come out of your bag.

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