PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Thanksgiving holiday is winding down Sunday, as thousands of travelers move through Portland International Airport.
Among the estimated 56,000 travelers at PDX on Sunday were Cindy and Frank Janczak, visiting from Rochester, New York to see their daughter.
The Hurley family from Redmond spent their Thanksgiving at Disneyland. Crystal Hurley said, “Disneyland was the way to go for Thanksgiving,” while Gavin Hurley was glad “to be back in cooler weather.”
They traveled with their kids, which made it “really, really hard.”
PDX is expecting a record number of travelers this holiday season, despite the recent world events and an international travel alert.
“I don’t think that you should stop planning your life or enjoying your life because of those events,” said Portland resident Christin Isik. “I think that’s what they want you to do and I don’t think that’s what you should be doing.”
Frank Janczak said they “went right through security.” But they had a special reason to travel — their daughter is expecting a baby.
“We’re very excited,” Cindy Janczak said.