Christmas Eve travel smooth so far

Officials suggest arriving early for flights to allow time for security checks
Christmas Eve travel smooth so far

On the morning of one of the busiest travel days of the year Dane County Regional Airport was calm.

There were a couple delays and one cancellation, but none were related to the anticipated winter storm.

Zoe Veaver from Baraboo said her flight to Chicago was bumped from 6:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

She said she would still make her two connecting flights and reunite with family in the Philippines. She was anxious to get through Chicago.

“They said they got light snow and mixed rain or freezing rain something like that so I want to get out. I just want to get out and don’t worry about the weather,” Veaver said.

Weather was top of mind for Ian Biss, who was driving with family from Minneapolis to Indianapolis.

“We were a little anxious heading out of Minneapolis yesterday because we knew there was a storm coming through. But it’s supposed to be pretty heavy rain and sleet all the way through Chicago so we’ll see how it goes today,” Biss said.

AAA credits an improving economy and low gas prices for an increase in holiday travel.

If you have a flight to catch, officials say to arrive early to allow time for the security checkpoint.