One of busiest travel days of the year kicks off at Hopkins Airport

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is expected to be jam-packed.

Nearly 50 million people are expected to travel by train, plane, bus and car this week according to AAA. And that's up by about 300,000 from last year.

Plus, AAA said gas is the cheapest it's been since 2008, and the costs are down for those flying. AAA reports that airline tickets are 10 percent lower than last year for many of the top routes.

Over the holidays, airlines are expecting 65,000 more passengers each day than last year.

At the airports, travelers are encouraged to stay calm and get moving early. It's best to arrive at the airport at least two hours early to make sure they get around all the congestion and still make their flight.

Plus, staffing and security has been beefed up after the U.S. State Department warned of an increased risk of terrorist attacks following the massacre in Paris.

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