CHICAGO (CBS) — O’Hare and Midway airports were packed on Wednesday as the Thanksgiving travel period got underway, but it’s been smooth sailing so far.
Lines to get through security at O’Hare International Airport were what you might expect the day before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year, but they were moving along nicely.READ MORE: 'I Hope Good Comes Of It': Some Chicagoans Getting Two Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Doses
Early arrivals at O’Hare were a bit surprised to see the long lines, but relieved to see how fast they were moving.
Walter Edwards, a police officer heading to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said he wasn’t worried about the extra wait time getting through security.
“Security is, by far, more important than anything,” he said.