News·Posted on 20 Dec 201837 Photos That Prove Travelling During The Christmas Rush Is Really Pleasant And Not At All Nightmarish'Tis the season for bad traffic (fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la).by Anna MendozaBuzzFeed Staff, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1934: Croydon Airport, London Keystone-france / Getty Images Passengers wait as the Imperial Airways aircraft headed for Brisbane, Australia is towed onto the runway. 1947: LaGuardia Airport, New York Keystone / Getty Images Military wives travelling with their babies arrive at LaGuardia Airport. 1954: Lockheed Airport, Burbank University Of Southern California / Getty Images People line up to buy last-minute plane tickets on December 24. 1961: Heathrow Airport, London PA Images / Getty Images A typical December day. 1962: Gatwick Airport, London Mirrorpix / Getty Images These travellers were delayed due to a fog. 1968: Logan International Airport, Boston Boston Globe / Getty Images Passengers at the American Airlines baggage claim. 1969: Logan International Airport, Boston Boston Globe / Getty Images Travellers embarking using the stairs of Pan Am's new Boeing 747. 1973: Berlin Tempelhof Airport PA via Getty Images Dense fog blanketed the airport on Christmas Day 1973, causing flight delays and cancellations. 1975: Logan International Airport, Boston Boston Globe / Getty Images Lines at the check-in counter. 1977: Gatwick Airport, London Evening Standard / Getty Images People resting on airport benches as they wait to board the Laker Airways Skytrain. 1978: O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Chicago History Museum / Getty Images Crowds at the United Airlines Terminal. 1982: Stapleton International Airport, Denver Jim Preston / Getty Images Passengers surrounded by luggage waiting for the airport to reopen on Christmas Day. 1987: Pearson International Airport, Toronto Michael Stuparyk / Getty Images Delays caused by mechanical problems left Viasa Airlines passengers waiting for more than two days before the aircraft was replaced. 1988: Pearson International Airport, Toronto Andrew Stawicki / Getty Images Travellers enduring long lines to check bags. 1989: Frankfurt am Main Airport PA via Getty Image Passengers scramble in front of a counter of a Turkish charter airline. 1990: Pearson International Airport, Toronto Patti Gower / Getty Images A flight from Pearson Airport to Fort Lauderdale was delayed for 12 hours. 1996: Vancouver International Airport Dan Levine / AFP / Getty Images Rows of lost luggage waiting to be claimed after hundreds of delayed and cancelled flights. 1997: Heathrow Airport, London Michael Stephens / PA Images / Getty Images Traffic congestion on the M4 motorway heading for Heathrow. 1998: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila Romeo Gacad / AFP / Getty Images A woman struggling with her luggage as she clears customs. 2000: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila Joel Nito / AFP / Getty Images Arriving passengers buying last-minute gifts at a duty free. 2001: Oakland International Airport Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Check-in took up to three hours, causing many missed flights due to the long waits. 2002: Stansted Airport, London Sean Dempsey / PA Images / Getty Images Passengers await departure. 2003: Haneda Airport, Tokyo Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images Crowds at a security check. 2004: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila Joel Nito / AFP / Getty Images Some of the millions of overseas Filipino workers and foreigners arriving in Manila for Christmas. 2004: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Mike Simons / Getty Images A winter storm backed up flights for several days. 2005: Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Pierre-philippe Marcou / AFP / Getty Images A majority of flights from Madrid headed for South America were fully booked during the Christmas Rush of 2005. 2006: Denver International Airport Karl Gehring / Getty Images Frustrated passengers negotiate for available seats with gate agents after several flights were cancelled due to two days of snow. 2008: San Francisco International Airport Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Some of the 63.9 million estimated US travellers heading home for the holidays waiting in line to clear security checks. 2009: Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris Francois Guillot / AFP / Getty Images Heavy snow disruptions caused 30% of flights to be cancelled on December 18, 2009. Some grounded passengers opted to stay in the airport. 2010: Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Marcel Antonisse / AFP / Getty Images Around 3,000 people were stranded and forced to stay the night after heavy snows in Western Europe. 2011: Dulles International Airport, Virginia Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images US Customs and Border Protection officers process international air travellers through a secondary inspection. 2013: Gatwick Airport, London Oli Scarff / Getty Images Flights were delayed and cancelled as the UK was hit by severe weather, causing flooding, power cuts and damage to transport systems. 2014: Dulles International Airport, Virginia Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images An exasperated passenger waiting in line to check-in. 2015: Reagan National Airport, Virginia Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images Travellers waiting to clear security. 2015: LaGuardia Airport, New York New York Daily News Archive / Getty Images Yellow taxi cabs waiting for fares. 2016: O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Joshua Lott / Getty Images Travellers at the TSA security line at one of the busiest hubs in the US. 2018: Sydney International Airport Brendan Esposito / AAPIMAGE Lines of passengers waiting to check-in.