Passengers rush to get back home on busiest travel day of season

EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- It's the post-Thanksgiving rush to get back home - Sunday is typically one of the busiest travel days of the holiday stretch.

At LaGuardia Airport, Eyewitness News found a mixed bag.

James McCall had just about had it as he went to board his flight in Terminal A.

"Traveled about 12 hours on Tuesday and traveling from 7 a.m. to landing in Denver at midnight," he said.



However, it was nothing compared to this day in 2019 when TSA agents across the country screened a record 2.9 million passengers. That was before COVID forced authorities to ground flights at airports all over the world.

MORE NEWS | Fauci says omicron variant will 'inevitably' arrive in US
EMBED More News Videos

While the new omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has not yet been detected in the United States, it will "inevitably" arrive, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday.



----------
* More Queens news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube


Submit a News Tip
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.