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End of Holiday Weekend Is Busiest Travel Day of the Year

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    Logan Airport Traffic Expected To Increase

    Sunday, the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year.

    (Published Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017)

    The turkey is all eaten, and it's time for the 28 million who flew to feast this holiday to get back to it come Monday morning.

    With holiday break winding down, people are traveling by the millions back into town. 

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    Boston is no exception where the crowds at Logan Airport got larger as Sunday went on.

    They say it's the biggest travel day of the year, but things went pretty smoothly at Logan on Sunday. 

    There was plenty of space in the ticket areas, reasonable lines, and little chaos on the escalators or hallways.

    They started urging people a week ahead of time to get to the airport early, asking people to get to the airport two hours ahead for domestic flights.

    Some like David Howarth followed the rules. He got to the airport two hours early, only to be sitting around.

    It should be a pleasant surprise because smooth sailing after a turkey coma makes easing into reality on Monday a little less painful. 

    Every few minutes the streets got that accordian-like stoppage of traffic. But so far it is not too bad.

    After celebrating a day devoted to giving thanks, Arthur Baczyk, of Meford, is thankful for the lack of traffic on the ride home.

    “It was a lot worse headed down than it was coming back up here, so yeah. I’m pretty thankful that we caught ourselves a little bit of a break on this weekend. It was suspecting it to be a lot worse,” he said.

    This is the last day of the Thanksgiving travel period and predicted to be one of the busiest 5-day stretches in years.

    AAA is estimating that there are more than 50 million people on the roads, rails, and in the sky.

    It is taking Steve Matter, of Hopkinton, 5 1/2 hours to drive back from New York City.

    "Kind of what we expected. Pretty bad, but what we expected, so it wasn't shocking," he said.

    Experts have been warning some dire drive times- possible three-times what it normally takes,

    Karen Rauter, of New York, had a bag of tricks to stay calm in the car.

    “Things seem pretty good, but we still have a ways to go. Our goal is to eat dinner in Cambridge,” she said.


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