Smiles cleared for landing at Eppley Airfield

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Airlines were busy solving puzzles that stretch thousands of miles Wednesday. Families and friends divided by distance have closed the gaps for the holiday.

Expect heavy traffic if you're getting out of town for Thanksgiving. Millions will be on the move and air travel is expected to set a record.

Eppley Airfield was a busy place Wednesday. A record breaking 30.6-million people are expected to travel through the air.

Experts said Wednesday would be the second busiest travel day. Sunday will be the heaviest when people are headed back home. Thanksgiving will be the lightest travel day of the weekend.

We noticed only a handful of delays of Eppley Wednesday.

According to the FAA all but two major airports in the U.S. are seeing delays in arrival and departure of more than 15-minutes.

That keeps people in a good mood.

Amy Conaway, a college student in Vermont, said, "It seems about the same as it always is, but I usually fly over the holidays."

As step one of the weekend travel cycle concludes, airport reunions are playing out across the country.