Sandy causes air traffic domino effect at JIA
JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- Getting back to the Big Apple bites for those stuck here in Jacksonville. Ticket lines and phone lines were packed with people trying to reschedule their flights.
"We couldn't get through on the phones and we stayed for an hour on the phone," said Richard Ronan of South Bethany, Md.
Sandy may be stirring up the Northeast but she's also shaking up schedules at airports that aren't even in her path. A group of musicians from Chicago used up all their energy trying to make it back home and they spend the afternoon napping at JIA.
"We're stranded with no money, no food," said Mitch Bedard.
And you couldn't get much father from Frankenstorm than Lily Attallah's hometown of Cairo, Egypt, but even her trip was postponed until Tuesday.
"It's really frustrating because in our country, in the Arab world we don't have this issue with hurricanes," she said.
Bottom line, don't waste any time booking your trip out of JIA whether you are trying to make it back to the Northeast or out of the Country. Sandy has taken a major toll on local air traffic, and the storm is expected to do so until the end of this week.
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