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Fewer North Americans to travel during Thanksgiving holiday

Fewer Americans are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday due to the ongoing economic downturn, authorities said on Thursday.

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) said it will have fewer flights and more available seats as the holiday is drawing near.

The airport is expected to receive 1.6 million passengers between Friday and Nov. 30, a 14.3-percent decline from the 1.85 million people who traveled last year, officials said.

At nearby Ontario airport, 147,000 people will pass through the airport, down from 210,000 passengers in 2007. That decline is due in part to Express Jet and Jet Blue’s decisions to end service at the airport. Read the full story

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