Holiday Travel

ATLANTA (AP) _ Rain and fog in the East caused delays for
holiday travelers heading home today after the long Thanksgiving
weekend, threatening to cause bottlenecks elsewhere.

Security line waiting times at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport steadily improved during the morning. But
AirTran spokesman Dave Hirschman said travelers there were expected
to face growing problems later because of the weather-caused delays
elsewhere.

He said departure delays in the Northeast will mean late
arrivals at Atlanta. Travelers arriving in Atlanta may find that
their connecting flights have already left, and it will be harder
for them to catch later flights since most departing planes are 80
percent full.

Things were better in the Midwest and West.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokesman Mike Conway said good
weather helped keep things moving despite heavier than normal
passenger volume.


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