Thanksgiving Travels

Thanksgiving holiday travelers are on the move, both on the highways and in the air.

Wednesday has traditionally been the busiest at Tallahassee's Regional Airport, so how busy was it? Not so bad. That's what we're hearing from airport operations. They're expecting more than 3,500 people to arrive and depart Wednesday, and more than 25,000 for the entire Thanksgiving week.

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to come together and catch up on a years lost, and a time for lines, lines and more lines at airports across the country.

Just ask Tera Fazzino, who flew through Charlotte and Cincinnati.

Tera says, "They were really crowded. It was snowing in Cincinnati. I was glad my flight got off the ground."

It was a flight from chaos to a much different atmosphere in Florida's capital city.

The eve of Thanksgiving tends to be Tallahassee Regional's busiest day of the year, but chaos was nowhere to be found Wednesday.

Jim Durwin with airport operations says believe it or not, it is busy, though all of the flights are taking off 90 percent or more full!

Jim says, “We've had a lot of folks come through, and no problems to report so far."

Durwin says people have been following the good advice of arriving at least 90 minutes early and not wrapping gifts, but some are learning that over packing is going to cost them.

Jilian Vincent says, "I had to take four pounds of clothing, bag was overweight by four pounds."

Those four pounds would've cost her 25 bucks. Thank goodness for the trash bag, and for those passengers flying out of Tallahassee Regional, thank goodness for the calm before the storm.

If you're heading out on the roadways, you can call Florida's statewide 5-1-1 line to find out about traffic delays.


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