Dozens of cancellations to flights headed to northeast

by: Stephanie Coueignoux Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A winter storm has dumped a foot or more of snow and closed schools across much of the northeast Wednesday.

The storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and has canceled and delayed thousands of flights.

Security lines are short and moving quickly at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, but that's because those stranded travelers aren't here. More than two dozen travelers who Channel 9 spoke with said their flights were on time.

There were more than a dozen cancellations and delays at the airport, mostly involving the Northeast to cities like New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Newark.

Stranded passengers have quickly filled up airport hotels. An airline crew member, who asked not to be identified, tried to get a room Tuesday night, but a lot of airport hotels told him they were booked with people stuck by bad weather.

Meanwhile, the travelers who do have a flight on time said they know just how lucky they are.

An airport spokeswoman said because this airport is a hub, it tends to see a lot more stranded passengers since a lot of them have layovers here.

She encourages anyone who's traveling to check their flight status before they come here.