820K travelers expected at LAX during Labor Day weekend

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Nearly 820,000 travelers are expected to fly in and out of the Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, which is a 7 percent increase from 2015.

Friday is going to be the busiest day as many travelers rush through terminals trying to catch their flights, in turn causing heavy traffic. The key for those traveling this weekend is to keep stress levels low.

The Davies, who are from Thousand Oaks, arrived more than two hours before their flight to Kansas City.

"People seem pretty calm and courteous on the road. That's not always the case around here," Diane Davies said.

Another family from Anaheim, the Jacksons, arrived three hours before their flight to Dallas for the big USC and Alabama game on Saturday.

"We pretty much made a day out of just getting down here. We're from Orange County," Tony Jackson said.

Anyone with holiday plans that include heading east should be prepared for problems. Tropical storm Hermine is expected to regain strength. It made landfall as a hurricane Friday morning, smashing through Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
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