Airport travelers surprised at Fort Wayne International

Travelers said they expected the airport to be busier early Wednesday afternoon, but employees say they don't know what Thanksgiving will hold.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:06 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2017 8:38 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Roughly 89,000 people are expected to travel by air this Thanksgiving according to AAA, but those traveling in and out of Fort Wayne International Airport said they were surprised at how easy it was to get through.

Betty Kimes came all the way from Orange County, California, and said she expected more people to be at the airport Wednesday morning.

"It's the busiest travel day of the year and there was like six people here. When you come from L.A. you're use to having six to 20 lines of people with hundreds and hundreds, and long hours of wait, so this was a piece of cake," Kimes said.

Karen Peddin traveled from Ohio to Fort Wayne to catch a plane to Florida. She said her and her brother were taking their time before going through security.

"I haven't been through security yet. We just saw the line was real short, so I figured there's no rush to get through it," Peddin said.

Some airport employees said they weren't sure what Wednesday night and Thursday would hold, and wanted to remind travelers to arrive early for their flights.

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