Travelers head home after the Thanksgiving holiday

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As thousands wrap up the holiday weekend and head out of Hampton Roads, it’s always a busy time at the airport and on the interstates.

AAA estimated 47 million Americans were expected to travel at least 50 miles from home via car, plane or bus over the weekend.

At Norfolk International Airport, travelers were met with just a few delays throughout the day Sunday. A majority of flyers reported to the lines and check-in process were manageable.

“I got here and everything said it was on time, and then I got a call from American Airlines that my flight is delayed an hour,” said Nikol Peterman, who came to visit family in Norfolk for Thanksgiving.

Peterman spent time in the terminal with family waiting for her flight to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, one of less than 10 delays all day at ORF.

Worsening weather conditions in the country’s midsection could make for tricky travel Monday, according to Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Ashley Baylor.

Nationwide, more than 2,300 flights were delayed and nearly 500 flights were cancelled, according to FlightAware.

Travelers are reminded to show up to their flights at least two hours before departure.


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