On Wednesday, flights were smooth sailing for passengers. Many of the passengers have been picked up by drivers with ridesharing services, like Uber.
“It was a good experience as far as I’m concerned; getting back out here, meeting people and coming from different areas,” said Uber driver Milton Jackson.
With the rental car shortage and a shortage of drivers among rideshare companies, Jackson said he hasn’t experienced a financial hit as a driver.
Passengers, including Ben Hudson, said they’re happy to be home for the holidays.
“Just to be able to fly and see my family. I usually only see them on Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Hudson.
More than 2,000 passengers are expected to fly to the Jackson airport during the Thanksgiving holiday.