WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – The storm may be over, but that doesn’t mean flight schedules have returned to normal.
Fingers crossed and eyes locked on the departure board, passengers returned to Bradley International Airport Wednesday. Many of them had hoped since the storm was behind us, the cancelation chaos would be too.
Mary and Don Newey told 22News quickly realized that wasn’t the case. “Our flight was canceled this morning, we were hoping to get on standby for one of the other flights, but there are no flights,” they said.
According to Bradley International Airport spokesperson Alisa Sisic, about 41% of departures and 19% of arrivals were canceled Wednesday. Several flights were also delayed as the airport continued to dig out from Tuesday’s storm.
The cancelations caused another travel headache for dozens of passengers, many of whom, were originally supposed to fly out on Tuesday.
Kimberly Sanders of Connecticut told 22News another cancelation would have a major impact on her travel plans. “I do have a meeting this afternoon, so we’ll see, it depends on how delayed I get. I may have to miss the meeting and call in on the phone,” she said.
Cancelations and delays weren’t the only problem: flight changes also became an issue. Brad Klein of Connecticut told 22News he wanted an earlier flight than the one he originally booked. “I was actually trying to get an earlier flight but the 6AM was booked up solid. I think because of all of the cancelations yesterday it was backlogged so they just loaded them up first thing,” he said.
If you are planning to fly out of Bradley Wednesday, be sure to call your airline to check the status of your flight and inquire about rebooking options.
Most major airlines are waiving change and cancellation fees due to the snowstorm. Passengers will be able to reschedule their flights, and in some cases, get refunds.
Sisic said flight schedules at Bradley International Airport are expected to return normal by the end of the day Wednesday.
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