Weather leads to delays, cancellations at South Florida airports

Delays and cancellations were reported Friday at South Florida's airports due to weather.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – As a tropical system heads toward South Florida, weather has been blamed for numerous flight delays and cancellations at South Florida airports.

Numerous people were spotted sleeping on the floor of Miami International Airport Friday morning as they were waiting to find out when they could be rebooked onto a flight.

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One woman told Local 10 News reporter Saira Anwer that she flew in Thursday night from New Jersey and is still waiting to be rebooked onto her connecting flight.

“Yesterday was supposed to be 1:50 from American Airlines,” she said. “They canceled it for 5:40, then they changed it to 5:15. We didn’t get on the plane until after 6. The plane took off at 8. We got here at 10:30, and I’m still waiting in the airport until now.”

MIA officials confirmed that 245 flights were delayed and 143 were canceled Thursday.

As of noon Friday, there were 23 cancellations and 15 delays at MIA.

A spokeswoman for the Broward County Aviation Department confirmed that as of 10 a.m., there 17 cancellations in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport -- eight arrival cancellations and 9 departure cancellations.

There were also an expected 47 delays -- 13 being arrivals and 34 being departures.

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About the Authors:

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.