Few airport delays on busiest day of the travel year

Few airport delays on busiest day of the travel year
Thanksgiving weekend travelers at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Gerald R. Ford Airport are delayed by fog, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)

FLIGHT STATUS CHECK


SEATTLE (AP) — Travelers heading home after the long Thanksgiving weekend had another reason to be thankful on Sunday: favorable weather and few airport delays reported on what is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.

Although there was little elbow room on packed buses, trains and airplanes, travel appeared to be running smoothly as millions of people trekked home after feasting with family and friends.

Experts had predicted that travel this season would be up slightly from last year. According to AAA's yearly Thanksgiving travel analysis, some 43.6 million Americans were expected to journey 50 miles or more between Wednesday and Sunday, and more of them were driving while fewer were flying.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.