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Families welcome relatives for holidays at Eppley Airfield

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 18:40:32-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Airports can be a special place this time of year and that was just the case at Gate A2.

There's a couple last-minute crowds checking in with places to go this Christmas Eve. For the most part, holiday air traffic is slimming down at Eppley Airfield.

Just before noon, a few families were waiting to be reunited.

"This is actually the first time in the last five years we've had someone come out to spend Christmas with us, so everything's ready," Nick Sadduck said.

Nick, his wife Ashley, and their three children--with welcome signs in hand--have been anticipating for grandma and grandpa's arrival for weeks.

"It's wonderful," Sadduck said. "They've been talking about it for a month and the grandparents are here for ten days."

At the same gate, a face familiar with the Cornhusker state waits for the next arrival.

"Not too cold for the holidays, nice weather," Preston Harris said. "Coming from Florida, I didn't have a jacket or anything."

With flowers in hand, Harris is waiting for his child Legend and mother Taylor. It has only been a few days since they were in Jacksonville together, but spending the holidays in their old stomping grounds with Harris' mother shows the spirit of the holidays.