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Travelers surprised by short lines at Memphis International Airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- We all know what a nightmare it can be to fly during the holidays as millions of people take to the skies.

The day before Thanksgiving is considered one of the busiest air travel days of the year.

People WREG spoke with at Memphis International Airport Wednesday said they were actually surprised how quickly things were moving.

"Actually, I was expecting long lines and long delays and big security checks," Dedrick Robinson said. "But I haven’t seen that yet."

"A sigh of relief," John Walczak said. "Definitely a little sigh of relief."

While most people will be driving, about 3 million will be hitting airports nationwide over the next few days. And if you’re a frequent flier, you know it’s a good idea to get a head start.

“I got here early," Walczak said.

And he's not alone.

“We got here a little early, didn’t know how the crowd would be," Robinson said. "But as you can see, everything’s going smoothly.”

So far Wednesday, lines have been short and few flights have been delayed, leaving more time for what’s really important this Thanksgiving.

“The food," one little traveler told WREG.

If you’re flying back to the Mid-South through Chicago’s O’Hare Airport or the Los Angeles International Airport, you might deal with some delays.

Those are expected to be the busiest this holiday weekend, according to a recent survey by the travel site Orbitz.

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