Storm air delays strand thousands at airports nationwide
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - As the pain from thousands of canceled or delayed flights from Sunday's storm lingered into Monday, the glut of cancellations stranded thousands of people and jammed ticket counters at the three local airports and across the nation.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was by far the hardest hit airfield in the nation; according to stats from Flight Aware, more than 1,000 flights into and out of DFW were canceled Sunday, while another 750 were scrapped Monday.
Hundreds of flights at Reagan National, Dulles and BWI were also canceled on Sunday and Monday, frustrating travelers with places to go and homes to get to.
"It was 2 1/2 hours thinking we were finally going to take off, and then we had to go back to the gate," stranded traveler Danielle Peters said.
More than 24 hours after they were supposed to get home, some travelers, especially those who have been separated from their luggage, are struggling. But as the day progressed, things finally started to get back to normal.
"I do want to get home, but I do know that I will get there eventually," passenger Duane Winslow said.