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Federal Aviation Administration

Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

Besides a winter storm that will bring freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan.

"Enjoy it while it lasts," he said.

Most airports across the country are running with delays of 15 minutes or less, according to Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control system data. But a large volume of passengers at...