Milwaukee's General Mitchell International is predicting about 151,000 passengers will go through the airport during the 11 day Thanksgiving travel period. Airport Spokeswoman Pat Rowe says the 11% decline compared to last year reflects a nationwide trend. She attributes a softer economy. Airlines have also scaled back their services including fewer flights and the number of seats available.
For keep things running smoothly at the airports, she encourages passengers to check the Transportation Security Administration website for information on travel restrictions.