Travelers crowded Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Wednesday, November 23, 2011, undeterred by the rising costs, according to media organizations such as the Associated Press.
But WISN.com reported a two percent decrease from the airport's numbers for last year, noting that the busiest Thanksgiving travel days are likely to be Sunday and Monday.
Snow falling in New England could cause delays and cancellations Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Despite MKE's optimum flying weather, travelers headed east or flying on a plane originating in or arriving from a New England city should call their airlines or visit an online flight-tracking service, such as FlightAware, and the FAA's airport status map and stay informed, increasing chances of booking a backup plan, in case the need arises.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced implementing changes in security screening policies and procedures the agency hopes will give Thanksgiving travelers faster passages through checkpoints, according to 620WTMJ News.