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Passengers Pay 6% More for Thanksgiving Trips as Jets Fly Full

Passengers are paying an average of 6 percent more this year for round-trip flights during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday as airlines reduce their available seats to maintain pricing power.

Capacity cutbacks mean that travelers will find jets about as full as in record-setting 2010, even as the Air Transport Association trade group projects fewer people will fly during the 12-day travel period bracketing the Nov. 24 holiday.