The Associated Press
Busy airports, congested roads, crowded trains, and wet, foggy weather in some parts of the country Sunday made the trip home that much longer for Thanksgiving travelers.
With the Air Transport Association predicting a record 2.24 million passengers, airport officials across the nation had prepared for the worst.
"They're all coming back at the same time," said Nancy Castles, spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport.
She said 205,000 passengers were expected Sunday, up from the estimated 195,000 to 200,000 on the day a year ago.
In the morning, fog at San Francisco International Airport forced cancellation of 20 flights and delayed others up to two hours.
Most delays at Logan International Airport in Boston were about 90 minutes, with longer holdups on some flights between the city and the West Coast, New York and Chicago.
"Considering the weather, we've been very lucky," said Jose Juves, spokesman for the Massachusetts Ports Authority.
It was easy sailing for other travelers despite the threat of cancellations due to labor strife. Mechanics for both United and Northwest Airlines, which also had some delays and cancellations, are seeking new labor contracts.