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Long lines as holiday travelers head home

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Storms snarled flights across the nation Sunday as hundreds of thousands are heading home after the holidays. Nearly 10,000 flights were delayed across the country.

Here in San Diego, the biggest hang-ups were the long lines and big crowds.

"It's a little crowded, it's looking a little long, cluttered," said sisters Chastity and Zoe Colquitt who were heading home to Sacramento.

The pair waited in the back of the Southwest check-in line with their emoji pillows in tow as their father Lamont Colquitt hoped to make their flight on time.

"They're frequent flyers, that's why I got their tickets now and that way they can go easily to bag drop off and it's a lot faster,” he said.

To avoid some of the lines, many flyers brought carry-on bags and checked in early. There were shorter security lines and not many delays or cancelled flights beyond those from Texas due to the severe weather conditions. Southwest posted an advisory, stating that "Winter Storm Goliath" is causing delays for several cities.

Many flights arrived early and on time, which was a relief for Robin Elford flying from Alberta, Calgary

"It isn't too bad right now, as you see, but it's probably going to get an awful lot busier," Elford said.

Due to the bad weather in parts of the country, airlines like American, United and Southwest have been making special accommodations for travelers. 

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