NBC, (WILX) - Airports across the nation are bracing for an increase in travelers this weekend.
Over the long holiday weekend, the TSA estimates it will screen 8 million travelers.
That's an 11% increase compared to last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.
A winter storm could impact some of that travel.
Airlines are already waiving change fees for travelers scheduled to fly this weekend.
American, United, Jet Blue, and Delta passengers flying to or from airports in the Midwest and Northeast can change their tickets to fly as late as January 23.
Southwest says passengers with tickets to cities likely affected by the winter storm can fly up to two weeks later without paying a difference in fare.