Holiday travelers report better than normal conditions

- Thousands of people are returning to and leaving Philadelphia after the long holiday weekend. AAA says the Thanksgiving weekend may be the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005. And, people are saying the normal chaos isn’t as bad as in years past.

“Trying to get back wasn’t as bad as its been in the past years of traveling. We made it here safe and sound,” traveler Yolanda Marinnie said.

But, flying out of Philadelphia Sunday, November 26 got a bit tricky for Marinnie, of Willingboro, heading out to Orlando, Florida.

“Now I’m here early. My flight was supposed to leave at ten, now it’s not leaving until 12:50 or so,” Marinnie said.

Those coming home to Philadelphia had few, if any, complaints

“I was pre-checked so it took about a minute getting through security,” Villanova student Alison Day said.

Lucky for Alison, she boarded in Spokane, Washington. She expected a crush at baggage claim.

“Yea, it’s not bad, it’s pretty empty, actually,” Day said.

It was different for Theo Todd, flying out of Seattle, Washington.

“Super crowded coming home. Here is not too bad, actually,” Todd said.

The Jagunich family, of South Philadelphia, were ready for mayhem, but were all smiles when they landed. 

“Yeah, we had prepared ourselves for – the. It was fine,” said Lindsay Jagunich.

Five-year-old Nathan grabbed the microphone.

“Hi Philadelphia, we’re happy to be home,” Nathan said.
 

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