Fuel prices have plummeted this year, but airfares have remained high. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the world's airlines will rake in nearly $20 billion in profits this year. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The airline industry is predicting more people will take to the skies this Thanksgiving than in any year since the start of the recession. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Researchers found that passport screeners have an error rate of about 15 percent when they're evaluating whether faces match passport photos. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Airstream travel trailers bring to mind the golden age of camping. But they're popular in the modern era, too: Airstream's trailer production is at its highest level since the 1970s, and travel trailer sales this year alone are up 33 percent. Courtesy of Airstream hide caption

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Passengers wait in line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday. A major snowstorm has delayed flights from Atlanta to New York. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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The Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3 is just one of the pleasant diversions at the Changi airport in Singapore. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Passengers wait for a BoltBus to arrive during a light rain, Wednesday, Nov. 27 in New York. A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails for Thanksgiving. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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An Airbus A320 on display during Airshow China 2012 at China International Aviation Exhibition Center in Zhuhai on Nov. 13, 2012. Increasing prosperity and urbanization in China and elsewhere in Asia will drive the global demand for aircraft, Airbus said Tuesday. Marina Lystseva /ITAR-TASS/Landov hide caption

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