December 26, 2010 by USA Post
Philadelphia Weather, (AP) – The beautiful weather contributed to party stay an experience not so bad in much of the country Thursday, with even more people are moving than last year, but the chance to travel could be short.
A storm would bring snow and ice to parts of the heart Friday to offer a rare white Christmas in Nashville on Saturday and perhaps sock swaths of the Northeast on Sunday.
“People who go to grandma’s house,” said Bobby Boyd, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Nashville, “need to go.”
Eric and Tatiana Chodkowski, of Boston, were conducted Thursday with their children, aged 2 and 4, to see relatives in New York. They said forecasts for snow on Sunday was whether they were doing at the time, as expected.
They found the roads congested, but manageable Thursday, and most people find the country’s airports to be in the same way.
Planes took off in the wind, but the sky to welcome New York LaGuardia Airport as Steve Kent ready to fly to Denver for a ski trip with family, scoffing at the puny lines.
“I do not find it so difficult,” he said. “I think Thanksgiving is more difficult.”
At airports, security lines long feared over Thanksgiving, when almost everyone is on the same day, never materialized, and we do not expect that day. Spread nature of year-end holidays means things will not be quite so cramped.
Travelers may notice that the airport controllers take closer insulated beverage containers such as empty thermos, because the airlines were warned of a potential terror tactics by involving an administration official said.
The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive issues of security, said there is no information about an active terror plot. The Homeland Security Department regularly alerts law enforcement on the changing tactics of terror.
The Air Transport Association expects 44.3 million people on U.S. flights between December 16 and January 5 – up 3 percent over the same period a year ago but still below the volume of travel ‘before the recession. The average ticket price and is 421, up 5 percent.
Vino Volo Wine Room at Detroit Metropolitan Airport receives more passengers, manager Mark Del Duco, said Thursday.
“The atmosphere of Christmas is gone this year than last year, he said, estimating that sales are up this 10 percent this season compared to last year as travelers spend more freely financially confident.
Mike Lukosavich, Harrison Township, Mich., was surprised the first leg of his trip was moving so smoothly when he stopped at the rest area on Highway in Elmore, Ohio, Ohio, near Toledo.
He, his wife and their 8-month daughter were heading to see family in Parkersburg, West Virginia His headache did not come when he saw gas prices by about a gallon and 3.
“It’s something you have to do to see the family,” said Lukosavich, 33.
The AAA Travel has provided overall increase of about 3 percent this year, with more than 92 million people intend to go over 50 miles somewhere between now and January 2. Over 90 percent said they would be driving.
Maria Romero, a cashier at the Chevron Food Mart just off Interstate 15 in Barstow, Calif., said she has seen an increase in passenger numbers there, especially families and people of outside the state.
“It’s wonderful. We need it, “she said.”The busier the better.”
Some passengers were not pleased with their mode of transport. Anthony Lauro joined nearly 100 people lined up Thursday morning for a coach in Montreal related to the Port Authority of New York and the bus station from New Jersey to Manhattan. He faces a race of eight hours to see his girlfriend there.
“Flying in Canada is astronomically too expensive,” he said.
Help matters that the party’s most densely populated country has got a break in time on Thursday with rain finally stopped in California and a few days in the East.
But the storm was a concern in parts of Thursday abdomen of the nation.
Steve Brown, 50, of Elm Creek, Nebraska, left Tuesday afternoon and drove all night to beat the storm as it made its way east. Brown, a grain carrier, took her two children to see her mother on the dairy farm in Ohio where he grew up.
“I was about to go home or she would pick me,” Brown said during the rest area Elmore, where adults full of coffee while the children, traveling in pajamas, Tater Tots loaded on.
After the record snow falls in the East and a treacherous Christmas travel season last year, the average time travel can mess seem to be on many minds?
At LaGuardia, Mike and Martha Lee Mellis expected to go to Aspen, Colorado with their three young sons. They feared a repeat of the ski trip last winter when a blizzard struck when they were transferred to Chicago on the way home.
“We had to go through Philadelphia, and I had to rent a car and house everyone drives at 11 at night,” recalled Mike Mellis.
His wife had tried to forget, saying: “I blocked everything.”
Mulvihill reported Haddonfield, NJ contributed to this report were Associated Press writers David Goodman in Detroit, Eileen Sullivan in Washington and Samantha Bomkamp; L. Lucas Johnson II in Nashville, Tennessee; Verena Dobnik in New York, Michelle Price in Phoenix, Mark Pratt in Boston, and John Seewer in Elmore, Ohio.
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