End of Thanksgiving travel a breeze at OIA

Published On: Nov 25 2012 10:51:29 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 25 2012 11:22:30 PM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

On what's supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year, many passengers at Orlando International Airport said the tail end of their Thanksgiving travel went off without a hitch.

"It was easy. Once I got through, once I got to the airport I was at my gate within ten minutes," said Amie Hayward, who was on her way back to Orlando from celebrating Thanksgiving in New Hampshire.

"I flew in, was flying back from Chicago O'Hare. There wereno issues with security, planes were on time. Actually it wasn't as hectic as I thought it would be," said Angelina Dembo.

Most of Sunday's flights were on time, with only a handful of delays. Good weather across much of the country is to thank for keeping most flights as scheduled.

AAA said 43.6 million Americans were expected to travel more than 50 miles this holiday weekend. Most of those travelers actually took to the roads instead of flying.

Airport officials in Orlando said more than 100,000 travelers went through OIA on Sunday alone. Sunday night the maximum wait time to get through security was only about 15 minutes.