Holiday Travel in High Gear

December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM EDT

Cheektowaga, NY (WKBW) - AAA predicts 92 Million Americans will travel home this holiday season. Despite long lines, canceled flights, and wicked weather across the country, travelers were determined to get home Friday. In Buffalo, mild weather has had many travelers breathing a sigh of relief at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, but it was much different at other airports. In Denver, wild weather has ruined many plans and slowed down the airport after the area received several feet of snow.

"JFK was madness this morning. The lines were unbelievable. You had to be there more than an hour ahead of time if you wanted to make your flight," said Brittany Mehl, who's heading to Pennsylvania.

The AAA predicts this year-end holiday travel volume will be the second highest in the past decade. Whether you flew, drove, or hopped a ride on Santa's sleigh to get to your destination, many travelers say the hustle and bustle was well worth it.

"It's good to be back in Buffalo," said Baylee Welch.