By Syma Chowdhry
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The snow storm has grounded many flights throughout the northeast.
Philadelphia International Airport says all US Airways and American Airlines are cancelled tomorrow.
It looks as though these wings are clipped for the time being!
Hundreds of flights at Philadelphia International Airport have been cancelled and that number is expected to go up by Tuesday.
Jake Kennedy says, “It’s not what I expected, my flight is cancelled today and tomorrow.” He adds,”Really disappointed I understand it’s weather, they can’t control that but it’s a pretty big set back for me.”
“There is nothing you can do except laugh or cry.”
Some travelers managed to get out before the storm.
Allison Ibrahim says, “Very lucky! That was the whole thing about my flight. Catching an earlier flight and I was glad I set it up that way.”
There are a few delays, which means folks should pack some patience.
Diane Gerace, PHL Spokesperson, says,”If your flight is operating leave yourself extra time take your time we want everybody to be safe out there.”
Those seeing the word “cancelled” are seeing red.
“Not very happy. I want to go home! I have things to do,” says Lu Dwyer.
This woman was in town for a martial arts competition. She’s walking away with a trophy but doesn’t have the power to “fight off” this storm.
“We may just be looking for space here on the floor until we flight out tomorrow or whenever.”
Ben Harvey says, “I was caught in the ice storm on Sunday and we were trapped on 476 for awhile. Missed that flight and had to rebook and they charged me $300 for that, but made this one on time and hopefully it will go according to plan.”
“Good luck everybody, stay warm, hopefully you don’t have to sleep in the airport.”
For those who may sleep at the airport, officials are helping them out.
Diane Gerace says, “Blankets, pillows, cots, vanity kits with personal care items, bottled water and snacks so we do try to make their stay here as comfortable as possible.”
Monday night Philadelphia International Airport released the following statement:
‘Due to Winter Storm Juno, airlines operating at Philadelphia International Airport have canceled most flights on Tuesday. Airport crews will be working throughout the night and the duration of the storm to ensure PHL is fully ready when the airlines resume normal operations. We are not intending to close the Airport during this event. To stay updated on Airport operations, follow us on Twitter @PHLAirport and check our website www.phl.org
The Airport is prepared to accommodate passengers whose flights were canceled and may be staying overnight at PHL. Our Hospitality Program is ready to distribute pillows, blankets, vanity kits containing personal care items, bottled water and snacks. A number of cots will also be available in designated sleeping zones.
Travelers who plan to fly on Tuesday should check their flight status with their airline, by calling 1.800.PHL.GATE or by checking the Airport’s website www.phl.org. Travelers whose flights have been canceled should contact their airline to re-book.’