Travelers experience minor delays on Monday

by: Holly Maynard Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Some travelers at Charlotte Douglas experienced minor delays on Monday.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the delays were generally 15 minutes or less.

It was a much quieter scene than the past few days when some travelers waited at security checkpoints for more than two hours.

Some travelers were affected by the bad weather across the country though.

A huge snowstorm in northern California grounded hundreds of flights to and from San Francisco.

Monday night, travelers trying to get to Oklahoma may have a problem because there's a major storm forecast for there.

We talked with one woman who had been on the phone for two hours after her flight to Curacao was canceled. It's not clear why. She was hoping to see her family for Christmas.

"Very stressful for my grandchildren. They wait for me over there. You want to be with them on Christmas! Yes, I'm trying, I'm trying. I hope," said Yadira Olsen.

We called her later and found out she did eventually make it onto another flight.

Some travelers told us they got nervous when they arrived at the airport because all long-term parking lots were closed. One couple said they eventually found a spot in "Daily" parking, and the price there was reduced to $5 a day.

Charlotte Douglas reminds travelers that they can get up-to-date parking conditions and prices by calling 704-359-5555 or going to

The airport expects its next rush of holiday travelers next Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 4.