On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

  • A traveller wears a face covering while heading to the American Airlines check-in counter as the Thanksgiving Day holiday approaches Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Denver International Airport in Denver. Last year with the pandemic raging, travelers were urged to stay home. Not this year. With more people vaccinated, expect to see busier roads and airports as family and friends gather again for Thanksgiving and the December holidays. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • Travelers queue up at the south security checkpoint as traffic increases with the approach of the Thanksgiving Day holiday Tuesday at Denver International Airport in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DALLAS — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.