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Airports busy as millions return home after traveling for Thanksgiving


The busy holiday weekend is officially over as millions of Americans return home on the roads and in the skies.  

Bradley International Airport was bustling as people arrived back home from Thanksgiving travel.

Flight boards for the majority of arriving and departing flights were on time, but a massive winter wallop snarled travel in the midwest and delayed or canceled flights into and out of O’Hare and Midway in Chicago.

According to AAA, Sunday is the busiest day for airport travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. At Bradley International Airport, the TSA lines were manageable and wait times to check-in were quick. 

Haley and Shea Garrity both said goodbye to their parents and headed home to San Diego and Chicago after a long weekend in Madison. 

“It’s definitely busy, but a lot smoother than I anticipated,” Haley Garrity told News 8.  “This holiday has been so great traveling back. The lines have been awesome.” 

Shea Garrity was forced to stay home a bit longer after her flight into O’Hare was delayed due to winter weather. 

“We’re getting a big snow storm in Chicago right now, so we’ll see what happen,” Garrity said.  

The Dodd family dropped their daughter, Leila off at Bradley for a flight back to Dallas after a weekend in Canton celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. 

“I travel a lot and Bradley is so convenient,” Martin Dodd told News 8.  “We’re comfortable here. It works really well and is much better than going to New York.” 

Bradley also opened a second security line which travelers said helped keep travel moving quickly. 

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