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North Texas Families Reunite for Thanksgiving



    Dallas Love Field Airport was packed Wednesday night with thousands of travelers who were arriving home just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013)

    Thousands of travelers are getting home just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday at Dallas Love Field Airport Wednesday night.

    One North Texas family was reunited for the holiday after months apart.

    "I'm so glad to be here after, I think, five or six months," said Amina Virk, who now lives in San Jose, Calif.

    Virk was one of thousands of travelers to brave the busy travel day.

    AAA estimates that the day before Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of this holiday travel period.

    Virk was greeted by friends and family just outside the terminal building, who were eager to see her travel partner as well.

    "I just had a baby, she's 13 months old," Virk said. "So everybody, I don't think they're excited to see me but everybody's excited to see her." 

    Brian Reynolds was meeting his brother, who lives in Dallas, after his flight from California.

    "It's nice to be back in town and get to see everyone, you know, Thanksgiving style," Reynolds said, after greeting his brother with a hug.

    Inside the terminal, Chris Fiaccone, of Frisco, waited with his youngest daughter, Bella, to welcome older daughter, Hayly, who is on her fall break from her freshman year in college in San Diego.

    The Fiaccone's made signs and shouted out, "Welcome home!" to Hayly as she approached on the escalator. Moments later, after a long hug and a kiss, Fiaccone told NBC DFW it is good to see her again.

    "It's tough, it's really tough," Fiaccone said about the distance. "But I'm glad she's home. This is a great holiday."