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Millions of People Travel Home for Thanksgiving
COLUMBUS (James Jackson) -- Tonight marks the end of the Thanksgiving travel period. Right now, many people are pulling into their driveways, unpacking, or stepping off of an airplane.
Several people passed through Port Columbus International Airport tonight. James Murphy, a student at Ohio Wesleyan, flew in from Dallas. "My flight was on time and everything. There wasn't any weather. Like my plane was full. We had to check bags and stuff. But, it was fine," Murphy said.
But, travel for James was far from fine last week, when he flew back to the Lone Star State for the holiday. "It took me 24 extra hours to get home last week because four of my flights got cancelled to go to Texas," Murphy said.
Shad Carpenter said his travels were relatively problem-free, until tonight. He was flying back to Washington D.C. from Columbus, after visiting with family. "My flight is a little delayed on the way back. So I'm a little concerned that there might be some storms or something going on on the East coast. I'm not sure what's going to happen there. But, I'm just excited to get back there and get started with my week next week," Carpenter said.
AAA says not as many people flew for Thanksgiving this year compared to last year. Just over 3,000,000 people were expected to take to the skies across the country.
AAA says Monday is the second busiest day for people to return home from Thanksgiving. Almost 25% of travelers will be hitting the roads or flying.