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Get Ready for a Crowded Thanksgiving: Air Travel to Hit Record Highs

27.3 million people are expected to fly during the 12 day period surrounding the holiday

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    Air travel is expected to hit a record 27.3 million people this Thanksgiving.

    A record number of people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, taking advantage of air carriers’ low fares, NBC News reported.

    Airlines for America, an industry trade group, estimated that air travel worldwide will soar to 27.3 million people on domestic airlines. That means an average of 2.27 million people every day, up 2.5 percent from 2015.

    The peak years for Thanksgiving travel in the past are believed to have been 2006 and 2007, when 26.2 million people flew on U.S. airlines each year.

    The Sunday after Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest day for air travel that weekend.

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)