Normal conditions at Lambert Airport as holiday travelers return home

LAMBERT AIRPORT (KPLR) - According to transportation officials, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year.  Nationally, the FAA reported average delays of just 15 minutes on Sunday.

"It was super smooth on both ends" said Charis Ralko, returning home to St. Louis from Detroit.  "We flew right through security and everything was easy" she said.

At Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, officials expected more than 22,000 people to fly out.  Passengers returning home to St. Louis say their travel experiences were pleasant.

"We gave ourselves a little bit of extra time just in case, but we were fortunate enough with good weather on both ends and easy flights to Detroit that we didn't have to change a whole lot" said Adam Ralko.

"It wasn't bad- security lines were long because it was Thanksgiving break so I left the day before the rush got there, but I left today so the lines were kind of long" said Washington University student Max Fanroy.  "I leave two hours early before my flight departs, but that's it" he said.

One passenger returning home to St. Louis from the holidays traveled from Paris.

"We flew through Detroit, the flights went smoothly.  It was great, better than ever" said Penelope Avgerenos. "It just makes it nicer, but I'm ready for bed now and I don't want to go to work tomorrow" she said.