JetBlue passengers such as Bonnie Hoffman and Vinnie Occhiogrosso were stranded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Tuesday in the middle of the airline's reset operation, after JetBlue grounded flights at four frigid Northeastern airports late Monday. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.
Numerous more flights were canceled and delayed at South Florida airports Tuesday as much of the United States continued to experience extreme cold weather.
At Miami International Airport, nine arrivals and five departures were canceled, while 14 arrival flights experienced delays.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport saw 26 cancellations and 38 delays.
The cities affected include New York, Newark, Boston and Chicago.
JetBlue passengers such as Bonnie Hoffman were stranded at the Fort Lauderdale airport Tuesday in the middle of the airline's reset operation, after JetBlue grounded flights at four frigid Northeastern airports late Monday.
Hoffman was hoping she wouldn’t spend another night sleeping on an airport bench. She spoke with NBC 6 while lying down, covered by a blanket.
”I asked if I could be put into, if they would cover costs for a motel because I’m sick. And they said no,” she said.
The deep freeze affected hundreds of South Florida flights Monday, as an Arctic blast brought below-zero temperatures to more than half of the U.S.
Travelers are advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.
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