ST. LOUIS – This week will be one of the busiest of the year for St. Louis International Airport. Louis Lambert. From vacationers to service members traveling home, everything is in the mix with some chance of snow on Thursday.
“We’re actually having something called ‘Green Day,'” said Queara Nelson. “Where all the vets and military personnel are flying in.”
Nelson, who works at the Hudson News inside the airport, will experience “Green Day” and her first week of travel for Christmas.
“It’s great that they get to see their families,” Nelson said. “I spoke to a military vet and she had been missing for eight months. Then after she comes back this time, she won’t see her family for another six years.”
Thousands of service members will travel from Fort Leonard Wood and Scott Air Force Base on Monday, traveling through Lambert.
In addition to service members, there are also regular vacationers. Josh Dreon, who just returned home to St.
“I’m going to stay here for a few weeks and hopefully avoid all the chaos and travel again in January,” Dreon said.
Snow is forecast for the end of the week, which could cause delays and cancellations. It could also bring an unofficial white Christmas to the St. Louis area.
“Hopefully it will stick around through Christmas,” Jake Ramirez said. “We’re going to wake up still on earth, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Some travelers aren’t so keen on the snow potential. Gwen DiMartino is visiting St.
Nelson said she knows this week will be stressful for many travelers and just wants to remind them to try and stay positive.
“We appreciate the love and support when it comes to respecting people at the airport,” Nelson said. “You know, flying with energy and good attitudes.”
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