Blizzard-related flight cancellations causing “headache” for Lowcountry travelers

Travelers wait in a security line at O'Hare International Airport Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Chicago. Airlines at Chicago's two major airports have canceled 215 flights largely due to a blizzard threatening down on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Many major airlines resumed services today, but travel is still not back to normal.

Although more flights are flying in and out of Charleston than the past two days, there are still cancellations, and people are still stranded trying to get back to Charleston.

Kristen Barner was just one of thousands whose flights were cancelled over the weekend. Barner told News 2, “People are a little cranky. I felt bad for the workers… I’m a day and a half late coming home so I missed a few things but it’s okay. Everybody is safe it’s good!”

Nearly 12,000 flights were canceled from Friday through Monday as states from New England to North Carolina wrestled with the massive blizzard that dumped around two feet of snow on cities in the northeast, causing problems up and down the east coast.

Mary Lewis was flying into Charleston Sunday afternoon and explained, “Charlotte is a busy airport all the time but today there are lots more people and there are many people who look very tired sitting on the floor. Many people are on standby not getting on flights because they’ve been on standby for two or three flights and they’re still getting bumped to the next one. So charlotte is still pretty much a mess today.”

Alice Cella’s son was flying into Charleston Sunday evening and says she warned him weeks ago to avoid the northeast. “The streets have to be all cleared and the runways have to be cleared; it’s a huge problem and I think it’s pretty terrible.”

According to FlightAware.com, Charleston International had 25 cancellations and 8 delays on Saturday.

On Sunday we had 19 cancellations and 6 delays. On Monday, the cancellations and delays are being updated throughout the morning. Get the Current Cancellations for Charleston International Airport.

Officials say airports in New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore were resuming very limited service Sunday.

More than 800 flights have been cancelled by major airlines, but most intended to resume service at all airports along winter storm Jonas’ track by Monday.

Current Cancellations for Charleston International Airport

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