Published: Nov 20, 2012 7:15 PM EST

 

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mmillions of people across the nation are passing through airports to see family and friends for Thanksgiving.  Southwest florida international is staying busy with arrivals and departures.

WINK News cameras caught a a reunion hundreds of miles in the making Tuesday.

John and Elsie Smith arrived from Toronto for a big Thanksgiving feast and to celebrate Elsie's 90th birthday in a couple of weeks.

"I've been waiting for this for a long time. It's really nice to have them. She's really like my, she calls me her mother, but she's more like my mother," Gladys Lawson said.

John is Elsie's son and Gladys's son-in-law.

While flying Tuesday, Elsie and John were in good company.

According to the Lee County Port Authority, 220 flights flew in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport Tuesday.

The same is expected for Wednesday with the busiest travel day coming on Sunday at RSW.

The weekend is expected to bring close to 235 on both days, which is a big spike, considering the average 150 flights in and out of the airport on a normal Fall day.

Extra staff and shuttle buses have been brought in to keep things running smoothly.  Few delays are expected as good travel weather is forecast through the holiday weekend.

If you're flying, the port authority suggests you arrive at least 2 hours early.

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