The holiday travels begin, and between weather conditions and heavy crowds -- the airports are full of the hustle and bustle of Christmas.
It's been pretty tame here at Lubbock International, but you've heard the reports in the Northeast, the Northwest, of horrible winter storms. But fortunately, everything's running smoothly and we're very fortunate here in the Hub City.
But of course that's not the case everywhere. For folks like Steven Bergen and his wife -- who are trying to get to the northern parts of the US, it's a 'hold-your-breath-and-hope-for-the-best' trip. Bergen is headed to Seattle, but he's got to get to Houston first. So far -- there's only a ten minute delay for his layover. But with all the snow in Seattle, he says he's worried ten minutes might turn into hours or even worse, days.
Of course -- if you're traveling the Southern region, you've got warmer weather on your side.
But remember -- just because it's good weather here -- doesn't mean it's not bad somewhere else -- and smooth travel all depends on the what airport officals call the 'Domino Effect' of air travel.
James Loomis, director, Lubbock International: "There will be smaller cities that are affected by the hubs in the Northern climates, where the bad weather is. We've not seen any backup here. There are occasions when we have people in the terminal building because there's a ripple effect, but right now we're not seeing that."
Steven Bergen, Traveling to Seattle: "Who knows, when we get there, or even now when we check in, who knows what they're going to tell us."
Tomorrow is expected to be the busiest day for air travel, so if you are traveling tomorrow be prepared for any possible delays -- no matter the weather.