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Flight cancelations, delays cause holiday headaches at San Antonio International Airport

Hundreds of vacationers confronted flight delays or cancelations at San Antonio International Airport over the Christmas weekend, largely as a result of climate.

On Monday morning, greater than a dozen flights had been canceled at SAT, with the overwhelming majority being Southwest Airlines flights. Some had been departures however extra had been arrivals. Find present flight statuses here.

That provides to a number of native delays and cancellations from days prior.

Long traces may very well be seen at Southwest’s ticketing space on Monday morning.

Nicole Lewis is one among a whole bunch of people who find themselves caught at the airport Monday due to canceled flights.

“We’re just waiting for our fates kind of in their hands at this point,” Lewis stated. “I don’t have a lot of time off of work. So the time that we do get, we just want to be able to relax.”

Chris Perry, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines, stated the company and its prospects are “still experiencing disruptions across our network as a result of Winter Storm Elliott’s lingering effects on the totality of our operation.”

He stated he was unable to supply numbers particular to San Antonio International Airport.

“With the weather now considerably more favorable, we continue work to stabilize and improve our operation,” Perry wrote in an announcement to KSAT 12. “We are re-accommodating as many Customers as possible, based on available space, whose itineraries have been disrupted. Those whose flights have been canceled may request a full refund or receive a flight credit, which does not expire.

Shervin Nooshin said that wasn’t good enough for his situation.

“We purposely booked a place where we knew it was not going to be weather issues, but we’re still facing the same the same thing,” he stated.

“They tried to reschedule for different, different days, but obviously we already booked hotels and we have plans and everything. So we’re here in line hoping that they can do something for us,” Nooshin stated.

The different challenge is customer support delays.

Southwest Airlines stated it’s experiencing an “abnormally high call volume,” so the traces are busy and vacationers say they might not make adjustments on-line. Instead, vacationers waited in line for hours at the airport.

“Hopefully we can get a flight at least some part today. Well, I don’t care what part it is, as long as it’s today,” Caleb Caro stated.

Over the Christmas weekend, vacationers throughout the nation confronted hundreds of flight delays and cancelations, together with greater than 3,000 on Christmas Day, in line with CNN.

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