Thanksgiving Travelers Fill Lubbock Airport - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/26/08

Thanksgiving Travelers Fill Lubbock Airport

Airline passengers across Texas appear to be forging ahead with their Thanksgiving travel plans, despite the shaky economy.  DFW and Bush Intercontinental Airports both predict a drop in passengers this season, but they say it should be close to the capacity cuts made by airlines.

Parking at Lubbock Preston-Smith International Airport was close to full Wednesday night, and the airport was busy all day.  Folks heading out took advantage of the new self-select security lines. So, expert travelers familiar with security rules and policies, were directed to a specific lane.  Travelers with children, special needs or for those who are not as experienced were directed to another lane. 

Folks we spoke with Wednesday were headed all across the region, and they say despite the cheaper gas prices in our area, flying was the way to go.  "It's a really long drive by car," Whitney and Amy Coleman said.  "Otherwise it's an 18 hours drive," Scott Gunter said.  "We're too old to drive, Pat and F.T. Joenes said. 

Those hitting the road for Thanksgiving should see more troopers on the highway. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) kicked off Wednesday.  It's a combined effort with troopers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado to keep you safe this season. The Texas Department of Public Safety says increasing the number of troopers on the roads helps slow drivers down and cut back on drunk drivers.

 

First Alert Personal Forecast Live Online Sign-Up
Get the latest weather, news, and more delivered right to your desktop. Download the new First Alert Personal Forecast Live ONLINE Desktop Application.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

    Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-05-29 17:07:58 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-05-29 17:07:58 GMT

    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

    President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:59:39 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:59:39 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

  • Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:39:13 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:39:13 GMT

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

Powered by Frankly