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Airline Quality Rating Author: Book Travel Early This Year

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Passengers are encouraged to book holiday travel early this year.

Wichita State Professor and co-author of the annual Airline Quality Rating Dean Headley says travel has been steady all year, and demand is expected to remain strong throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas. He says an influx of passengers and the possibility of bad weather should always be factored into holiday travel plans.

"You can make it easier for yourself by early arrivals or better planning or don’t carry so much stuff on board with you, you can ease the stress," he said at a presentation Thursday.

Headley says be flexible on travel plans to get the lowest fair. Flights for holiday periods may sell out months ahead of time, although passengers may find flights available if they elect to travel on either Thanksgiving or Christmas day.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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