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Smooth Travel Out of Bradley for Holiday

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) — Thanksgiving offers a chance to travel and see family and friends. It also offers a chance to get a break from studying.

“I’ve been looking forward to Thanksgiving for a while now,” said Smith College senior, Ariel Orr.

And a chance to get a break from the cold.

“It’s supposed to be nice there,” said Courtney Malanga who is traveling to Florida. “I’m glad about that because it’s freezing here.”

Whatever the reason and wherever the destination for thanksgiving you’re traveling, you don’t to waste anytime waiting at the airport. John Wallace, Director of Communications at Bradley International Airport, said the vast majority of flights have been on time wednesday. Much of that is due to the cooperation of mother nature.

“You just never know in the aviation business,” said Wallace. “You could have greater weather here but there could be a storm out in the rockies. And the plane and the crew might be out in that storm. But as far as we can tell right now, things are running pretty smoothly.”

Being on time for a flight is something else that plays a big part in things going smoothly during holiday travel. More and more, Wallace said people are following the advice of carriers. They’re checking their website before they head to the airport to double-check the schedule.

If you need to pick someone up from Bradley international Airport, it’s now easier. In September, the airport opened a cell phone lot where a driver can wait. It’s about a two minute drive from the airport and is near the rental car lots. With a smartphone, you can scan a QR code at the lot that links you directly to Bradley’s arrival time webage.

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