O'Hare Offers Fewer Thanksgiving Flights

11/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Airlines will offer almost 3,000 fewer domestic flights a day during the Thanksgiving season, promising fewer choices, fuller planes and higher fares for millions of Americans.

Compared with last Thanksgiving season, there will be 11 percent fewer flights - 2.6 million fewer seats - on nonstop domestic routes from Nov. 20, the Thursday before Thanksgiving, through Nov. 30, the Sunday afterward.

Hundreds of those routes have lost a quarter or more of the flights they had last Thanksgiving, according to a USA TODAY analysis of flight schedules that airlines filed with OAG - the Official Airline Guide. OAG provides trip planning and booking tools for travelers.

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