Canceled flights continue to grow at PBIA and Fort Lauderdale
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
The Nor'Easter is not only dumping snow and bringing strong winds along the east coast, it’s also disrupting air travel across more than half the country including Palm Beach International Airport.
Morgan Burner and her boyfriend Kody Mitchell were in good spirits Wednesday morning, despite being forced to spend the night at PBIA. Their flight was canceled and the secondary plan from the airline to get them home to Philadelphia didn’t work out.
“They told us if we go Charlotte we will be stuck,” said Mitchell. “So instead we decided to stay here.”
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, close to 60 flights arriving and departing PBIA were canceled and more than 10 were delayed. Those numbers continue to change rapidly as the Northeast continues to get hammered with snow and rain.
At PBIA, family and friends waited as some passengers lucky enough to get through, arrived more then 3 hours late.
As for Kody and Morgan they're in a holding pattern.
“Obviously a lot of people trying to get to New York and Philly,” says Mitchell. “So we’re just in this lovely position.”
More than 75 flights at Fort Lauderdale International Airport were canceled as of 11:30 Wednesday morning.
That number will likely grow by Wednesday afternoon and into the evening.