4 Million People Expected To Use O’Hare, Midway For Holiday Travel

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Many people are packing their bags, getting set to head out of town for the holidays. Friday is the busiest travel day of the season at O’Hare and Midway airports.

Although freezing rain was falling in parts of the Chicago area, both airports were reporting normal operations early Friday.

An estimated 209,000 passengers were expected to travel through O’Hare International Airport on Friday. Another 66,000 were expected to fly through Midway International Airport. In all, an estimated 4 million travelers are expected to fly through the two Chicago airports from Friday, Dec. 20, through Monday, Jan. 6.

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Among those taking to the skies Friday morning was a Navy recruit planning a surprise for his parents for Christmas.

“My mom and dad do not know I’m coming home. I kept it a secret from them. I’m going to meet them in a restaurant…

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