If you've ever travelled by airplane, you've seen crowded terminals, and delays caused by overwhelmed runways. But you've probably never seen this.

Cy Kuckenbaker, who teaches photography [still and movies] filmed every plane landing at San Diego International Airport on the day after Thanksgiving. He used a few tricks to get everything to match up visually, but most of what you see is what terminal guests saw. If they had all day to look, and could imagine everything in time lapse, of course:
[vimeo.com]

It may have been your nightmare, but it comes off as an efficient airport at peak efficiency.