Burlington Cab Drivers Stay Busy On Hectic Travel Day

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 11/25 2015 06:32PM

Updated 11/25 2015 06:38PM

Wednesday was Adam Walker's first time driving a Green Cab on the day before Thanksgiving.

“Anything else you want put in the back?" he asked a passenger.

On any other day about 50% of his runs are to the airport.

But on Wednesday: “I've done 1 non-airport run. My guess is I'll probably have 15, 16, 17 or greater by the end of my shift,” he said.

This is the busiest day of the year for Green Cab. The company added 25% more drivers just to keep up.

“We know our end destination is probably going to be the airport most of the day,” he said.

The number of travelers at Burlington International Airport increases by as much as 20% on this day alone.

Officials say there are no extra flights for the busy travel day but airlines have sent bigger planes.

Travelers flying out of Burlington International Airport are a tiny fraction of the 25 million Americans flying over the long holiday weekend.

Amy Somerville was expecting long lines in Philadelphia.

“I was up bright and early at the airport thinking I'd have long lines and to my surprise, I whisked right through and had time for breakfast and coffee,” she said.

This week, a worldwide travel alert amped up security across the country.

FBI and Homeland Security have issued new warnings about the possibilities of copy-cat terrorism.

Burlington airport officials say they are using every resource available to keep the airport safe.

TSA is screening 40% more passengers.

President Obama has warned everyone to be on guard but says there are no credible threats at this time.


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