By DAVID KOENIG,  AP Airlines Writer

DALLAS (AP) — Millions of Americans are loading up their cars or piling onto planes, determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic.

The number of air travelers this week is expected to approach or even exceed pre-pandemic levels.

Auto club AAA predicts that 48.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday period, an increase of nearly 4 million over last year despite sharply higher gasoline prices.

Many feel emboldened by the fact that nearly 200 million Americans are now fully vaccinated.

But it also means brushing aside concerns about a resurgent virus at a time when the U.S. is now averaging nearly 100,000 new infections a day.

11 Foods You Can Feed Your Dog This Thanksgiving

It's hard to say no to your furry little friend, but it becomes especially more difficult to look your pet in the eyes and say "No food for you," when it is Thanksgiving dinner.

Luckily, there are 11 Thanksgiving foods that are safe for your pet to eat, so they can be part of the yearly feast, too!

Utica Comets Deliver Turkeys To Rescue Mission Of Utica

The Utica Comets delivered 250 turkeys to the Rescue Mission of Utica ahead of Thanksgiving Day, The turkeys were purchased by the Save of the Day Foundation. The turkey delivery is in its eighth year..

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This Upstate New York Home is Straight Out of a Fairytale

If you've ever dreamed of living in a house that looks like it is straight out of a fairytale, this house in Ithaca is for you.

Located at 422 Cayuga Heights Road in Ithaca, this enchanted storybook Tudor-style home could be yours for only $740,000.

Here's all of the details that you need to know, straight from the realtor:


  • Floods of natural light, hardwood floors, gothic windows, French doors, glass door knobs & arched doorways are just a few features.
  • Solidly built w/a stone exterior, spacious circular drive & 4 stories of flexible living.
  • Recent renovations include totally new kitchen w/granite counter tops, S/S appliances, Thermador stove and a mudroom with radiant floor heart.
  • Smart light fixtures and a Nest.
  • Sunroom overlooking backyard is cozy in all seasons.
  • Large, primary bedroom w/a renovated walk in closet and laundry.
  • Gorgeous en-suite bath with large shower and ceramic, radiant floor heat.
  • Finished attic space is lovely for a family/play-room, office, studio.
  • Partially finished basement with bed/full bath and an exterior door.
  • Stone patio, an enclosed gazebo to take in low maintenance, forest-like wooded, forever wild surroundings.
  • Close to Cornell, CHES, shopping.
  • Move in ready.

Take a look for yourself.