Rush hour: families converge on Sky Harbor to pick up loved ones

- On the air and on Terra Firma, it was rush hour for most of the day Wednesday, as the holiday travel crush was in full swing.

Wednesday evening, cars were seen wrapped around Sky Harbor, with long lines forming outside the arrival terminals. The traffic surprised some of those at the airport.

"I expected an additional 10-minute delay, but with construction, it looped all the way around, so that was fun," said Natalie Moore, who was at Sky Harbor to pick up her sister.

Some of the travelers, however, had what they described as a smooth day.

"Wasn't as bad as I thought," said one traveller. "We arrived quite early to the airport."

This year, the hustle and bustle also extends to Uber drivers, as the ride-sharing company has reached an agreement with Sky Harbor to pick up passengers at the airport. Now, they have more business to look forward.

"We are expecting to be back and forth and back and forth," said Uber driver Trisha Barstow. "As fast as the planes come in, we're moving out."


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