By flight or by car, travelers head home Sunday after Thanksgiving

Posted at 5:24 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 09:06:45-05

MILWAUKEE — The Sunday after Thanksgiving is usually one of the busier travel days of the year. This year was a little different with COVID-19.

It was a relatively quiet Sunday after Thanksgiving at Mitchell International. With the pandemic still underway, we spoke with travelers who said despite heading elsewhere for the holiday, it was still much unlike any other.

If by air, or by land, the trip home was underway for millions of Americans after Thanksgiving.

"We're heading back to South Carolina,” said Maurice McBride, a Milwaukee native who now lives in South Carolina.

We caught McBride and his brother Javier Everson before their flight. As well as Adan Mendez, who, coincidentally, drove home to Clemson, South Carolina after his visit.

Everyone who traveled said things were different this year, despite physically some of seeing their family.

"My family was still split apart. I think we only had four or five people at my house instead of the usual 12 to 15,” said Anthony Giagoni, who is heading home to Virginia after a drive to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Adam Shekali met with his immediate family in Atlanta, Georgia. together, they went virtual to see others.

"We Zoomed everybody we felt we need to talk to and that's what we felt like we had to do,” Shekali said.

Thanksgiving travel comes as experts fear a new wave of infections. they also urge people not to test too soon after their return home.

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