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57 flight delays and over 15 cancellations at Will Rogers World Airport Friday

OKLAHOMA City (KFOR) – It is a occupied holiday weekend for Oklahoma tourists as Christmas ways. AAA Oklahoma estimates almost 1.1 million folks throughout the point out will journey a lot more than 50 miles or a lot more starting December 23rd to January 2nd.  

According to FlightAware there have been 57 flight delays and 17 cancellations at Will Rogers Planet Airport on Friday.  

Will Rogers Environment Airport noticed all around 13,000 travelers Friday. That’s around double the amount of vacationers they typically see on a regular working day.  

Some flyers KFOR spoke with are fed up with the vacation getaway fad and say they’ve experienced much more than just one issue with airlines Friday.  

“As we began driving, we observed that our flight got delayed. And as we get here, we see it acquired delayed again. So, we’re a little bit, form of terrified that it could possibly get canceled, but we’re hoping for the very best,” claimed Austin Ogletree, traveler.  

Austin Ogletree said his family’s Southwest Airways flight received delayed a number of instances Friday and ultimately split the family up to in which 50 percent are delayed until Saturday.  

“It’s annoying, but I can recognize it mainly because like, everyone’s likely by means of that ideal now… We are type of just hoping we’re all going to finish up in the same position,” stated Ogletree.  

An additional problem one spouse and children was dealing with was misplaced luggage after flying with American Airlines Friday morning coming from DFW.  

“In Dallas, we had to go through customs and decide on our bag in just one location and fall it off in an additional. So, I bodily picked up our baggage in Dallas and set them back again on in Dallas. So we envisioned to see them listed here,” claimed Keah Payne, traveler.  

That excursion was also delayed, retaining vacationers from coming into Oklahoma City on time.  

“We arrived in Oklahoma Town this early morning or else noonish and the baggage was not below, and it’s not just ours, it is a ton of people today,” claimed Payne.  

Jeff Mulder, the director of airports in Oklahoma Town said the wintertime storm sweeping the place is playing a major function in most of the journey disruptions, and eventually influencing flights coming in and out of Will Rogers.  

“Delays are impacted because it is a network and airplanes are coming from distinct markets and connecting it to hubs… So, when you have a significant storm like this that impacts half the state or a lot more, it is unavoidable you are going to have delays and cancellations,” claimed Jeff Mulder, Director of Airports in Oklahoma City.  

Oklahoma Town Airport officers recommend checking with your airline constantly for updates as tourists can anticipate a lot of alterations going into the vacation.  

Close to 13,000 flights have been cancelled or delayed across the county Friday leaving thousands of travelers stranded nationwide and creating it one of the most treacherous holiday break seasons the U.S. has noticed in many years.