Despite cancellations and delays at MIA, FLL due to winter storm, travelers report smooth check-ins – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Over 2,000 flight cancellations have led to flight frustrations at airports throughout the nation days earlier than Christmas, however regardless of a number of delayed and canceled flights, travelers flying out of South Florida have reported no main points.

7News spoke with Richard Chen as he waited within the Transportation Security Administration line earlier than boarding his flight out of Miami International Airport, Thursday.

“I’ve got to get back. I want to see my family for Christmas,” he stated.

The frigid temperatures in elements of the nation have left travelers at MIA feeling unsure about their flights.

Chen stated he’s flying again to Philadelphia, the place they’re anticipating one of many coldest Christmases in many years.

“I’m not excited for that storm,” he stated.

In the top, Chen’s flight was delayed about 40 minutes. Besides that, he stated, issues have gone easily.

It was the same story for different passengers who spoke with 7News.

“So far, all my flights have been on time,” stated traveler Gabriela Cartagena.

According to the flight monitoring web site, about 2,400 flights have been cancelled due to the winter storm.

As of late Thursday night time, nonetheless, MIA reported solely seven canceled flights and 79 delays .

Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported 15 cancellations and 65 delays.

Nevertheless, most travelers flying out of South Florida stated they really feel fortunate to have left earlier than the storm and subsequent cancellations.

“I think I booked the flight just in time,” stated traveler Lauren Habig.

Airport and airline officers advise travelers to monitor their flight standing earlier than heading to the airport.

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