The Latest: Air travel normal as holiday weekend winds down
Posted November 27
NEW YORK — The Latest on Thanksgiving holiday travel across the country:
The Transportation Security Administration says passengers have been moving "quite smoothly" through security checkpoints at U.S. airports.
TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says about 2.5 million passengers are expected to be screened Sunday, the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That's about 500,000 more than a typical weekday.
Federal Aviation Administration data showed average delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday afternoon.
Lines at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were long but moving smoothly.
At New York's Kennedy Airport, lines were short and flowing quickly. Amtrak in New York City also was running normally.
In Cleveland, a spokeswoman for Hopkins International Airport says it's been "extremely busy" during certain times of the day.
In Washington, a spokesman says long security lines at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport subsided by the afternoon.
Most U.S. airports are operating with minimal delays as millions of Americans return home after the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Federal Aviation Administration data showed most U.S. airports with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday afternoon.
Lines at airline check-in counters and security checkpoints were short and flowing quickly at New York's Kennedy Airport. Passenger Susan Merced (muhr-SEHD') says she overestimated by budgeting more than two hours to pass through security before her flight to New Orleans.
Amtrak in New York City also was running normally.
Storms in Washington state dropped more than 2 feet of snow in 24 hours. Besides driving problems, officials said there could be an increased risk of landslides.
AAA had estimated 48.7 million Americans would travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.