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Travelocity Provides Thanksgiving Travel Updates Live From The Country's Busiest Airports Travelocity's Turkey Task Force Makes Thanksgiving Travel Easy for On-The-Go Consumers

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelocity knows how stressful holiday travel can be, and this Thanksgiving, the 13th annual Turkey Task Force is here to help. This team of Travelocity travel experts will be stationed at the country's ten busiest airports providing airport status reports, travel tips, money-saving advice and other helpful information via Twitter and live television interviews the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.

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Travelers can follow @Travelocity using the hashtag #TTF2013 to stay up-to-date on happenings at the airport, and will also have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the two-day campaign by participating in the conversation.   

"We know that Thanksgiving is one of the most hectic travel periods of the year," said Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity. "Our turkey task force will be the eyes and ears of the busiest airports across the country, helping you get to turkey dinner with ease!"

Airlines expect to top 25.1 million passengers over the Thanksgiving holiday, making 2013 the busiest Thanksgiving season for flyers since 2010, according to Airlines for America. U.S. airlines added 2 percent more seats this year to accommodate the growing demand, so travelers should anticipate crowded airports and flights to be as full as last year (about 85 percent full on the busiest days).

Turkey Task Force members will be reporting on travel conditions via Twitter and are available for live or taped interviews at the following airports Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International  (Atlanta)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Charlotte)
  • Chicago O'Hare (Chicago)
  • Dallas / Fort Worth International (Dallas)
  • Denver International Airport  (Denver)
  • McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles)
  • LaGuardia Airport (New York)
  • San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, DC)

As a very frequent flyer full of tips and travel tales, the Roaming Gnome will be hosting a holiday travel #roamtalk Twitter chat at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 19.  Visit Travelocity's The Window Seat blog for Thanksgiving travel tips, packing tips and to meet the 2013 Turkey Task Force.   

About Travelocity

Travelocity wants to inspire you to Go & Smell the Roses! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler's kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on HotelsFlightsVacation PackagesCruises and Rental Cars.

About Travelocity Global 

Travelocity Global is one of the world's largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; The Travelocity Partner Network; and igougo.com, a leading online travel community. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.

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