LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Thousands of Kentuckians have already hit the roads, and the skies for Thanksgiving travel.

Representatives from the Blue Grass airport said the Wednesday before Thanksgiving brought in 40% more traffic than compared to a typical Wednesday. This amounted to more than 4,000 passengers.

Nationwide, travelers are packing the airports to make their flights. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen as many as 2.5 million travelers throughout the day.

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George Hutchison left home with his family to get to the airport early, and he recommends that all travelers do the same to avoid missing flights in traffic.

“I’m traveling with my dad, my granddad, my mother-in-law, and my fiancée. We decided to get out early because we knew travel was going to be packed, so we got here ahead of time to make sure we got here. Man, get it done early and get on the road and get out. It’s going to be hectic,” Hutchison said.