Turkey Travels: 2 Million Folks Flying Through DFW Airport

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DALLAS -- Turkey Day is almost upon us. It's a time when folks gather from near and far to spend time with friends and family. Everyone knows that feeling of the holiday travel rush, in fact DFW airport is expecting one of their larger travel days ever.

“Two and a quarter million people are passing through this airport. Sounds like a lot of people and it is,” said  Cynthia Vega, Media Relations Manager DFW Airport.

That's up from 1.4% last year. With that in mind, the folks at the airport wanted to fill this hub with a little more holiday cheer.

“So we have these snow globes, and our whole holiday campaign this year is Cheer Starts Here. And that really says it all. It sets the stage for what we're trying to establish,” Vega said.

Holiday travelers like the Overbergens agree.

“I'm impressed with the facility here,” said Connie Overbergen.

Her family came here from Iowa this year. They decided to ditch the turkey and stuffing and head to Belize this Thanksgiving.

“We have seven children and they usually come from all over with their spouses and kids, so I am happy we don`t have to cook this year,” said Victoria O'Brien.

Hey, that's one thing to be thankful for this year.

But if you're flying to be with family, DFW officials say to show up at least two hours before your flight because when it comes to the holiday hustle -- you never know what could happen.

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