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No delays yet, but winter storm still threatens holiday travel

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It was the calm before the storm at O'Hare Airport Tuesday night -- a good thing for those who were able to fly in and out before the expected pre-Thanksgiving chaos.

Travelers who saw security lines really had nothing to complain about, and in fact, it seemed that most travelers were in pretty good spirits.

Between Wednesday and Sunday more than 1.4 million passengers are expected to travel through O'Hare, another 525,000 through Midway. Those are both slight increases from last year.

"Today was very easy," said Phil Rosenberg who arrived in Chicago from Palm Beach. "We know Chicago's a very busy airport, so we wanted to make sure we got here early and on time, and beat out the rush and the weather and everything associated with it."

For those traveling to the East Coast, the weather was top of mind.

"We were expecting, maybe some issues with weather along the East Coast, but it seems that didn't turn into that much," said Brett Anderson, Travelocity Airport Spotter.

And in fact, the departure monitors indicated no delays or cancellations.

Exchange student Lucas Rivers flew in from China on his way to Upstate New York and found himself inadvertently fortunate.

"We totally forgot about that," said Rivers. "We were getting on board in Shanghai and we're like, it's Thanksgiving back home, it's going to be awful to try and navigate in the airports, but so far it's so good."

Not only did Tuesday travelers at O'Hare beat the day before Thanksgiving rush, but they also beat the winter storm headed east.

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