Thousands of visitors descend on Armstrong Airport to fly home after Mardi Gras

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 1:20 PM

Antwan Harris / Eyewitness News
Email: aharris@wwltv.com | Twitter: @antwanharris

NEW ORLEANS — Another Mardi Gras Season is in the history books and the long flight home begins for some. 

Lines begin to build at Armstrong International Airport as thousands of visitors make their exit from the Crescent City.

It was the first Mardi Gras experience for some, but definitely not the last.

George Micheal Alston, who is flying back to New Jersey, said, “It was cold, it was wet, but it is all good.”

When asked would he return for another experience, he added, “Next year when it comes around, I'm there."

Despite the chilly temperatures, the city is anticipating record-breaking attendance.

Some, like Rex Paulino from West Virginia, already are preparing for next year.

"My favorite thing was being there for the parades and then heading to Bourbon Street at night,” he said. “It was a lot of crazy people there and a lot of good happenings. It is something you have to experience for yourself."

If your flight is leaving out today, you should get here early as long lines are expected. So far, many have been on time.

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