PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Holiday travel is expected to break records this year. More than one hundred million Americans are traveling this weekend and the headaches aren't over yet.
"We are coming from Boston from school and we’re coming home for the holidays,” said Hayley Flores. She and her twin brother Ryan are excited to be home with family for Christmas.
“So happy. Done with finals. We just took a final this morning,” they said. Their ride on Amtrak into 30th Street Station where their aunt and uncle picked them up tonight was smooth and not too busy.
“I traveled on the same train for Thanksgiving and it wasn’t nearly as busy as it was for Thanksgiving,” said Ryan.
30th street station wasn’t too crowded four nights before Christmas and it’s likely the calm before the storm at Philadelphia International Airport too. The Bell family welcomed home their son and daughter-in-law from Texas.
“It was pretty easy not bad at all. It took about 5 hours to get here on two different connecting flights. Not bad at all,” said Deborah Bell. Her husband Rich said, “I actually don’t mind it. I’ve been travelling for years now and we do it twice a year. We come up in the summer and either Thanksgiving or Christmas.”
Holiday travel is the least of their worries. The in-laws-have plans for Deborah. They’re taking her to a tree farm.
“She has never had a Christmas tree shopping experience in the north and in the cold,” said her mother-in-law Laura.
Overall, it was pretty quiet at the airport except for the Dworsky family trading in the cold here for Christmas in the sunshine state.
“Disney. We’re so excited,” they said. They planned to leave early and they’re glad they did.
“We arrived at the airport and we saw how many cars are in the parking lot so we know it’s going to be heavy,” said Lori Dworsky. Her husband David says holiday travel won’t ruin their spirit.
“You got to expect that during Christmas time. It’s part of the fun. If you’re worried about traffic and stuff you’re not in the holiday spirit,” he said.