Tireless voiceofsandiego.org reporter Daniel Strumpf reported in a few minutes ago from Lindbergh Field.
The airport, Strumpf said, “is a ghost town.”
One airport employee told our Miami-bound reporter that the airport had been slow all morning, with the exception of a first early morning rush.
“We waltzed through security,” Strumpf said.
Diana Lucero, spokeswoman for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, said Thanksgiving travel began picking up as early as last Friday and Saturday. More activity is expected this evening, she said.
Though the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often billed as the year’s busiest travel day, that’s not always the case at Lindbergh, Lucero said.
“We see [people traveling earlier] in some years,” Lucero said. “Things tend to shift. I’m not sure if that’s the case today. The day isn’t over.”
I’m bolting town in three hours. I’ll file a follow-up report from Terminal 2 shortly. Stay tuned.