Severe weather in North Texas causes travel woes at ABIA

Hundreds of passengers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are feeling the effects of the severe weather in Dallas as dozens of flights were canceled or delayed.

At least a dozen flights at Austin-Bergstrom were either delayed or canceled, causing a great deal of inconvenience for many.

“I've been here since about 9:00,” Craig McSchannon, passenger, said.

McSchannon was trying to get back to Kansas City, but his flight was delayed.

“My flight was going to leave at I think 1 but it keeps getting pushed back,” he said.

It was a similar song for Roberta Irvin-Giles and her family. Her son and grandchild visited for Christmas, now their Christmas wish is a flight home.

“They were supposed to go home yesterday evening and we got almost to the airport, and he got an email that said, he is bumped to 10:00 instead of 6:00. We've had a wonderful time with the grandbaby because he's 700 miles away and we don't get to see him very often,” Irvin-Giles said.

The cause for all of this is clearly the severe weather. An airport spokesperson said several flights to Dallas-Fort Worth were diverted to Austin. Throughout the days, the airport is encouraging flyers to frequently check the statuses of their flights.

ABIA passengers may be in a hurry and very much frustrated, but they are thinking of those who have lost it all, three hours north.

“My prayers are with them, stay strong,” McSchannon said.

“Our prayers are with all the families who've lost lives and I personally have experienced a tornado with my family and I know how devastating it can be,” Irvin-Gates said.
 

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