Thanksgiving Day is the eye of the travel storm

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Thanksgiving holiday is a weekend in motion. And with a Thursday calm after a Wednesday travel tempest, some were cashing in on cheap flights with no delays.

With Thanksgiving actually here, Thursday travel was a little different. Discounts and a little more elbow room were available.

While some people were landing in Omaha to begin their holiday festivities, others had finished early and were leaving.

The Thober family flew in from Maryland to visit family. They are some of the 54.3 million Americans who will trek at least 50 miles or more from home for the holidays.

But in their case, flying back on Thanksgiving with three kids means less worry about congestion in the air and on the ground.

Mark Thober said, “There is certainly a lot less traffic to get here and less people on the plane on Thanksgiving Day. Makes it easier to fly on days before or after.”

USA Today says that Thanksgiving Day is the cheapest day to fly out.

Jennifer Kimmons is taking advantage of that. She was heading east to Washington D.C.

“My brother is preparing Maryland crabs instead of turkey so we are excited about that,” she said.

Jennifer and her little boy decided to fly out early afternoon because of the ease.

Easier and cheaper are things that can be hard to come by over the holidays.