Logan Airport Feels Post Holiday Traveler Surge

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The post-holiday rush was on at Logan Airport on Sunday as travelers returned home at the end of the holiday weekend. WBZ's Matt Shearer was in Terminal A to witness the crunch on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Patrick Smith, a pilot, told WBZ NewsRadio that the pressure of traveling in the holiday season during the pandemic can lead to tension.

"You combine those things and maybe throw in a little bit of alcohol en-route, and you have a recipe for bad behavior," Smith said, though he pointed out most passengers were well-behaved, but the bad ones makes the most noise.

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Lines were moving along in Terminal A on Sunday morning and most travelers seemed to be in a good mood, including Donna from Middleboro, who was coming back up from South Carolina.

"I actually flew out on Saturday the 20th, and then traveled back on a very late flight last night," she said. Most of the travelers WBZ NewsRadio talked to, including Donna, said the extra preparation helped them avoid some of the crowds.

Nationally, 2.5 million people were expected to fly on Sunday — which would be a pandemic record.

WBZ’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) was in the thick of it.

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