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Day 2 of delayed flights at JIA

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Updated: 10/02/2013 7:13 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Crowded in the airport terminal, on shuttle buses and stranded overnight at hotels, JIA travelers were waiting everywhere but where they should have been: on the plane.

Many flyers finally got out Wednesday afternoon after the bomb scare canceled Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning flights.

"I started at about 3 a.m., driving from Gainesville and when I went to print my boarding pass I see where it stated my boarding time has been changed," said delayed traveler Peter Torres.

Torres' morning flight to L.A. was pushed back 11 hours. He spent all of that time stuck at the JIA terminal.

"They went ahead and rebooked me on the next flight," he said.

Airlines tell Action News they rebooked passengers at no extra cost, but those who were forced to stay overnight at hotels had to pay for the rooms out of their own pockets.

It was an added frustration for exhausted travelers like Torres who already missed a day at work. But even with the added frustration, passengers mostly agreed; safety comes first.

"I'd rather see them take it seriously and address the issues," said Torres. "It could be worse, that's the way I look at it."
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