Editor’s Note: For the eighth consecutive year, Travelocity’s Thanksgiving Task Force is stationed at 10 of the nation’s top airports, relaying important travel information to holiday road warriors on Nov. 25-26, two of the busiest travel days of the year.
So sorry it’s been a few hours since my last post. I’ve had wireless connectivity issues and quite a few adventures, but things in the airport are still running smooth. I’m definitely seeing more people coming into the terminal right now, and the security line is back around the 10 minute mark. I just checked into my United flight, and encountered zero lines. This seems to be the case with most airline carriers. I’m expecting as the evening wears on it will get a bit busier, most likely on the same levels with what I saw this morning.
Around 3:30, I had a radio interview to do and needed access to a landline. Luckily, the wonderful staff at the Delta ticket counter recognized me from the morning news, and offered to let me use the phone in their office. Thanks Delta!
I also left the airport for the first time all day to retrieve my luggage at my hotel. There was absolutely no traffic at all, and the entire round-trip to my hotel and back took less than 20 minutes, thanks to the quick response time of the shuttle driver (who, unfortunately, wouldn’t stop talking to me about the intricate details of his stomach poisoning experience, which I’ll spare you, my dear readers).
Security: 10 minutes
Check-in: 5 minutes or less
Parking: Plenty of room in the garage and Mt. Elbert. The Pike’s Peak shuttle lot is full, as are the east and west economy lots.
Delays: Still minimal.