(Reuters) - Thanksgiving travel on U.S. airlines will be even busier this year than last, an airlines association predicts. U.S. carriers are expected to fly 25.3 million passengers worldwide from Friday, Nov. 20, through Tuesday, Dec. 1, up 3 percent from a year earlier, Washington-based trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. The group said airlines are adding flight capacity to match the demand.
The divorce of country music superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert might be final, but it was Lambert who came out on top at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, copping a top prize while her ex went home empty-handed. Lambert, 31, accepting her record sixth consecutive female vocalist of the year award, made only a glancing reference to her very public breakup with Shelton, saying "I appreciate it. Earlier at the 49th annual CMAs, Shelton, 39, was a good sport, laughing heartily as hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mined his summer divorce from Lambert for comic fodder.