Flight plan

Speaking of flightless, stuffed birds, if you’re planning to fly in and out of DIA this holiday weekend, you might want to bring a good book, neck pillow and maybe a space blanket. A recent report confirms what we already know: DIA is one of the busiest airports in the country.

According to numbers crunched by “Hopper.com” and “InsureMyTrip.com,” DIA is the fifth-busiest airport in the country, shuffling nearly 800,000 bodies through its scanners every day. Atlanta came in first (1.3 million), followed by LAX, Chicago/Ordway and Dallas. According to the study (which, arguably, should be taken with a grain of salt and maybe a shot of tequila), the busiest day for return Turkey Day traffic will be Sun., Nov. 25, and overall the most hectic time for DIA is at 10 a.m.

So maybe sit back, have another helping of potatoes and gravy, and loosen that belt. You could be in for a long ride. But at least it won’t be any more torturous than talking politics with the family at the dinner table.