Severe weather prompts flight cancellations in South Florida

Dozens wait at airports for flights to be rescheduled

By Trent Kelly - Reporter

MIAMI - Flight frustrations boiled over late Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where close to 100 flights were delayed — and an additional 25 canceled — as a line of severe storms pushed through South Florida. 

"Our flight was canceled.  You'd think that this was the first time that they have ever experienced weather, ever," said Charles Bass whose flight was canceled.

The impact stretched into Saturday morning and caused some passengers to wait for days due to the busy holiday weekend. 

"The best they could do for us was Monday morning.  It is three days," Bass said.

It was a similar scene at Miami International Airport. There, dozens of delays forced some passengers to sleep in the terminal. 

At least one passenger on a flight to New York says his American Airlines flight was canceled  around 5 p.m Friday.  

"We need to get back to JFK, and we're not being given any honest information," said one passenger at MIA. 

More than 12 hours later Saturday morning, he and his fellow passengers were still waiting. 

"There are more than two dozen children who have been sleeping on the floor here at night. There are elderly people, there's a disabled gentleman," he said. "Everyone has been here since 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon. We're tired. We're hungry. We're dirty."

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