Posted: Dec 27, 2010 6:46 PM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Dec 27, 2010 7:01 PM
Although Lafayette hasn't experienced any severe snowstorms, the snowstorms in the Northeast have caused a ripple effect for flights coming in and out of Lafayette Regional Airport.
Thousands were stuck at airports all across the U.S., trying to find a flight that would get them back home.
For Dan Tetnowski, that means not getting back to New Jersey until January 2.
"It has been frustrating because we couldn't get anyone to talk to us, thankfully, Lafayette Regional Airport has been able to help," said Tetnowski.
Lafayette Regional Airport hasn't had as many problems as other aiports-- JFK and LaGuardia were closed on Sunday and just started operating again.
Most cancellations and delays are coming from flights coming in and out of Atlanta. Delta Airlines has had major delays, as Atlanta is on of their major airports.
"Planes coming out of Atlanta because of the snowstorms on the east coast are definitely being effected, so if they don't come in they can't come out," said Director of Aviation at LFT, Gregory Roberts.
Chuck McGinn's flight to Atlanta was one of the many that got cancelled. Instead of waiting, he decided to drive to New Orleans and catch a direct flight back home.
"I realize that there is nothing you can do with the weather and it is a safety issue. I'd rather get to where I am going safely than try to force it," said McGinn.
For anyone looking to fly home, airport officials say to stay informed on your flight's status.
"Try to get as much information as possible, and follow you flight all the way through to your final destination. Try to make the best decision for you and your family as much as possible," said Roberts.