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Major U.S. airlines have upped their flight options ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in anticipation of increased demand — a sign of hope for a multi-billion industry still reeling from the coronavirus.
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Despite a rise in cases nationwide, a handful of carriers offered an upbeat forecast about the holiday travel season with United Airlines projecting that the week of Nov. 23 will be its busiest since travel fell to a near standstill earlier this year.
In response, United says it's adding more than 1,400 domestic flights during the week of Thanksgiving. United will also monitor last minute bookings in the event that the company needs "to swap in larger aircraft" to accommodate for the last-minute demand.