Lafayette

Jan 11, 2011 9:30 AM by Jenise Fernandez

Winter Storms Causing Travel Problems

Just like a few weeks ago, another snow storm is wreacking havoc for travelers. Lafayette Regional Airport is experiencing plenty of delays and cancellations. Flights to Houston, Memphis, Dallas, and Atlanta are all being affected.

"My co-worker had to fly to Lake Charles because of the storms. Now, I am waiting for him to pick me up," said Drew Elliot.

"We've been stuck here for two days," said Danielle Zediermans.

Delta announced that they plan to cancel about 1400 flights. In an attempt to make sure no on spends countless hours stuck at an airport, they e-mailed and called passengers letting them know flights were cancelled or delayed.

"It shouldn't be difficult from here on in, but it's been a bit frustrating," said Danielle Zediermans.

Atlanta has been hit the hardest. The airport usually has five working runways, now it's down to just two.

"Be patient. There are certain things we can do with the weather and certain thing we can't," said Greg Roberts, Director of Lafayette Regional Airport.

Even though Lafayette Regional Airport is fully functioning, officials say it is up to the airlines to decide whether or not they should cancel flight.

"We ask people to plan ahead and try to make their decisions far enough in advance to minimize the impact of their travel plans," said Roberts.

If you are planning to travel over the next few days, make sure to call your airline, ahead of time, to check your flight's status.

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