The day before Christmas Eve marks one the busiest day for travel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Monday marks one of the busiest days of the year to fly.

At Kansas City International Airport, employees are urging travelers to get to the airport at least an hour and a half early.

Across the country, 44 million people will fly for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, and airplanes are expected to be at least 90 percent full.

Christmas Eve is surprisingly one of the best days to travel because it isn't expected to be very busy, as most travelers will have already reached their destinations.

Here are a few holiday airline security tips: Travelers can bring gifts through security, even wrapped ones, though the TSA warns they may need to open packages if they set off an alarm.

Travelers can also bring snow globes through security, as long as they are in a plastic bag.

Travelers may also carry pies and cakes through security.

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