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Charlotte’s in-limbo Airport Commission met Thursday night for the first time since September, but it failed to reach a consensus on who should control Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

After hosting a record number of travelers at Thanksgiving, Charlotte Douglas International Airport has had a smooth start to Christmas travel.

Some of the 1.8 million Carolinians who left home for the Thanksgiving holiday returned to the Charlotte area Saturday, but the biggest group of travelers are expected to come back to town Sunday and Monday.

Passenger check-in lines are expected to worsen Wednesday afternoon, airport worker says.

Operations appeared to go smoothly Tuesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, but a bigger challenge is likely Wednesday.

Cheaper gas and an improved economy will help send 1.8 million Carolinas residents traveling 50 miles or more over the Thanksgiving holiday, an increase of more than 4 percent over a year ago.

The city of Charlotte asked the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to make a ruling that would further cement the city’s control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

One of the most prominent business leaders advocating taking the airport from the city’s control said Thursday he no longer cares who runs it as long as costs are kept low for the airlines.

The closure, which took effect at 9 a.m. Tuesday, is between Josh Birmingham Parkway and Little Rock Road.

Local law enforcement was called to Charlotte Douglas International to meet US Airways Flight 744 when the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth landed safely at 5:30 p.m.

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