Holiday travelers line up at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City 10/10

Madilynn, 5 1/2, holds the handle of her suitcase while sitting on the scales at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter, waiting for her mom, Amanda, of Oklahoma City, to take care of arrangements with the ticketing agent that will allow Madilynn to fly by herself for a visit with relatives. This is Madilynn's first time to fly alone, her mother said. Will Rogers World Airport was prepared for the onslaught of holiday travelers who converged there Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Several thousand air travelers were expected to fly in and out of Oklahoma City's commercial airport. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman