Memorial Day travelers cope with higher prices in rush to kick off summer fun 

TRAVELERS MAKE their way through security at Denver International Airport. Highways and airports are likely to be jammed in the coming days as Americans head out on Memorial Day weekend getaways. AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in nearly 20 years with 43.8 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles from home between Thursday and Monday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOT / THOMAS PEIPERT

Widespread flight delays across the U.S. tested the patience of travelers who tried to get a jump-start on Memorial Day weekend, but the relatively few canceled flights raised hopes that airlines would be able to handle the bigger crowds expected Friday.  The Transportation Security Administration predicted that Friday will be the busiest day for air

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