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LAMBERT AIRPORT (KTVI) - “It has been the best Thanksgiving we’ve seen in a long time.”  That good news shared by Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Neibruegge late this afternoon.  Steady crowds and good weather all across the region have made this one of the most uneventful holiday travel days in memory.

At Lambert, Hamm-Neibruegge says loads are up 3 to 4 percent over this time last year.  The airport is running at max capacity today and near max capacity over the weekend.

As of late this evening, only one flight was cancelled into St. Louis.  It was coming from New York and was cancelled for mechanical reasons.

While the day before Thanksgiving has been smooth sailing, the travel days after may not be the same.  Widespread rain, some freezing rain and wind blow snow will stretch from the Great Lakes into the Southern Plains.  And that is sure to make the trip home far more eventful than today’s easy going trip out.

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