ST. LOUIS – A busy holiday travel season combined with a major snowstorm makes for a hectic day at St. Louis International Airport. Louis Lambert. AAA estimates that 112.7 million Americans will travel this holiday season.
Several flights were delayed at Lambert Wednesday evening; at least two have been cancelled. One of them was a flight to Denver that James Farley had to catch.
“Because there’s a storm in Denver, they canceled everyone going to Denver instead of sending us to another city,” he said. “They can accommodate us with the weather. So they’re not putting us up in a hotel or anything, so we’re stuck.”
Farley is heading to California and is also concerned that the flight he is scheduled to catch on Thursday may be canceled due to the storm in St. Louis.
The National Weather Service warned Wednesday that heavy snowfall along with winds over 50 miles per hour will result in near zero visibility and snow. Making land and air travel dangerous, if not impossible at times.
AAA said this is the third busiest year for holiday travel since it began tracking it in 2000.
“I’m trying to get home for the holidays to see my family and some friends,” said Jacob Zimbelman, who is traveling to Arizona. “I’ll be there for a while. But yeah, just trying to get back to my family for Christmas.”
“I just hope for the best. I’m not too worried. “I think I’m thinking I’m leaving today, not tomorrow,” he said. “If I left tomorrow, I’d be a lot more worried.”
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