DH & I are flying to Houston Christmas Eve, and I am trying to figure out what I should expect in terms of airport congestion that evening. I would expect the morning to be somewhat busy but I'm hoping that by early evening, which is when our flight leaves, most people will have already arrived at their destinations or be well on their way. Thoughts? With all the weather delays all over the country, though, I'm wondering if people aren't just flying whenever they can get a flight, even if that's Christmas Eve.
Of course, ideally I'd arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare and not worry about how busy it is. But my ideal never quite works out the way I hope/plan. More realistically, I am mad dashing out of the office at the last possible minute to get home and throw all my crap in a suitcase 30 seconds before my ride to the airport shows up, to barely get through ticketing and security in time to run to the gate and get on the plane before they are shutting the doors and to arrive at my destination a few hours later realizing I've forgotten to pack underwear.