South Florida travelers try to get re-booked on flights after Atlanta airport power outage
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International got power back late Sunday night
MIAMI – There were long lines Monday morning inside Miami International Airport as people who were trying to travel to or through Atlanta attempted to get re-booked following a power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The world's busiest airport got its electricity back late Sunday night, but travelers are still dealing with the fallout.
"They've got us on a flight for tomorrow morning, but we have no reservations or anything, so we're going to see if we can get on another flight before we have to shell out cash," Lauren Stevens said.
Delta passengers who got stuck in Miami Sunday night after their flights were canceled were given a free hotel room.
After a long and stressful day of travel, Chris Yetter said he was still stuck in Miami Monday.
"It's been horrible. (I) can't really do anything right now but just wait to speak to them, you know?" Yetter said.
For hours, stranded passengers, hoping to get answers, have been waiting to make it home for the holidays.
"Mother Nature will just do what she does, and you'll get where you want to go when you can," Karen Vishloff said.
"We're from Atlanta, so we're just trying to get there. This was the last leg of a long trip, so here we go. If not, we rent a car and we drive," Stevens said.
Numerous cancellations were also reported Monday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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