Thanksgiving air travel: Long lines, stressed workers, lax COVID attitudes

An Alaska Airlines passenger plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), September 14, 2021. Photo by Shutterstock.

AAA expects more than 53 million people to travel for Thanksgiving this year, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels amid hopes of a semi-formal holiday season. But with COVID rising, how can you protect yourself if you’re flying? 

Governor Gavin Newsom says “substantially more” law enforcement officers will be near busy retail stores this Thanksgiving week. That’s because high-end luxury stores have been recently robbed.

Fewer real Christmas trees are available for sale after months of drought, extreme heat, and record wildfires. If you’re looking for a fake one, you’ll be dealing with the same supply chain issues plaguing everything else.

Press Play also speaks to the screenwriter of “House of Gucci,” a new film about the backstabbing and murderous family behind the iconic fashion brand, and gets reviews of the newest Christmas films.