Traditional hustle and bustle well-underway for Thanksgiving travelers

November 21, 2018 06:21 PM

It was a busy travel day Wednesday overall as millions of Americans tried to get to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Albany International Airport and Rensselaer Train Station were packed with travelers.


Thousands of people were leaving the Capital Region, with just as many arriving.

As of Wednesday evening, NewsChannel 13 was told that trains going in both directions between Albany and New York City were completely booked. So anyone looking for a ticket to the city when they arrive may have to try and get a bus ticket instead.

Similarly, airport officials say they are expecting about 5,000 people to travel into or out of the airport in Albany each day of this holiday week.

Lines at the Albany International Airport were considerably longer than they are normally.

We were told the busiest time for people to fly is after business hours Wednesday and even into the early hours of Thursday morning.

Airport staff members say sometimes people will go for an early morning flight if they can't get out of work or if they're trying to save some money on their fare.


Emily Burkhard

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