"This is about as crowded as it was before COVID hit"

Video shot Friday morning shows passengers crowding around gates at Phoenix Sky Harbor a day after the CDC called for people to cancel their Thanksgiving travel plans.

“This is about as crowded as it was before COVID hit,” said Ed Westerfield, who shot the video before boarding a flight to Puerto Vallarta. “This is just jam-packed.”…

On the CDC’s website, “Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.” Not everyone at Sky Harbor Friday knew about the CDC’s recommendation.

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“I actually didn’t know that,” said Rory Acosta, who was traveling back home to Colorado. “Now you’ve got me more nervous! So you know I probably won’t be traveling after a while until this thing is over, to be honest with you.”