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Dulles International is one of five major airports with designated smoking areas. A study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found air pollution is five times higher in airports with inside smoking areas compared to those that are smoke- free.
"Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the heaviest rush hour of the year. People have realized that doesn't work too well, so we've seen a trend for people to get away as soon as they can conveniently do so," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg.
The days surrounding Thanksgiving are some of the year's busiest on the roads, and a survey suggests more drivers will have their eyes on their phones while driving.
Airlines are making it much more difficult for groups of travelers to sit together, but there are ways to find those seats.
Some of the busiest travel days of the year surround the Thanksgiving holiday. And passengers still looking to purchase plane tickets will likely find full flights and high prices.
Amtrak and bus services in the northeast have canceled service Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
Almost as many airline passengers are using tablet computers as they are laptops, according FlightView, which sells travel apps.
National Airport is enjoying a record level of activity and improvements are planned to keep up with that growth.
Reagan National Airport announced Friday that it now offers automated prepayment machines for parking as travelers leave the airport terminal.