Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

LAX Predicted to be Busiest Airport Over Thanksgiving

Orbitz is projecting Los Angeles International Airport to be the busiest airpot in the country over Thanksgiving.

The Orbitz Insider Index predicts Los Angeles International Airport will be the busiest airport in the country for Thanksgiving travel again this year. LAX surpassed Chicago O'Hare International in 2013 on the list. 

The Orbitz Insider Index analyzes flight bookings from the top 50 U.S. airports over Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 to create the bookings. 

For those wishing to skip the Thanksgiving crowds, Orbitz predicts our neighbor, John Wayne Airport, in Orange County will be one of the least busy airports this holiday. 

ATVN reached out to students across campus to see how airport crowding at LAX will impact their holiday travel plans.

Student Shelby Matsumura expected this and sought other alternatives to avoid the crowd at LAX. “My parents were kind of expecting this so they bought me tickets for a Greyhound bus. I would normally take an airplane but I think that they thought it would just be easier and less hassle if I just took the bus.”

Cynthia Ramirez, who did not know that LAX is the busiest airport in the country said the news did not change her plans. “I mean I’m still gonna fly out.”

Orbitz Insider Index 2014
Orbitz Insider Index 2014

Angelo DeSantis / Flickr
Angelo DeSantis / Flickr

Leave a comment

We've Moved!

By Sam Bergum
01/21/16 | 11:09 a.m. PST

Visit us at!

USC Basketball Knocks Off Rival UCLA 89- 75

By Scott Cook
01/14/16 | 12:05 a.m. PST

USC defeats UCLA with stellar play from their Freshmen. 

Holiday Bowl - USC vs Wisconsin Post-Game Press Conference

Su'a Cravens: "It's the players that need to step up"

Darreus Rogers: "It comes down to the players"

Trojans Fall to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl 23-21

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.