More than 400 flights delayed, canceled at PHL airport due to weather

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Severe weather in the Delaware Valley and elsewhere are causing problems at Philadelphia International Airport.

According to FlightAware, there were more than 400 delays and cancellations at PHL on Sunday.

“I’m really, really sorry,” said Bill Wood of Miami.

SEE ALSO: Severe weather is expected throughout the Philadelphia region

Wood came to visit his grandchildren at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. But now he has trouble getting home to Miami.

“They canceled our flight and we were able to rebook my wife on a flight to Miami and they booked me on another, but tomorrow late in the day. There are no available hotel rooms. There were no available rental cars,” Wood said.

Frustration grows as passengers struggle to adapt their travel plans.

“We fly to Florida and the weather is really bad and there are thunderstorms in Florida and here so it makes it difficult for the planes to take off and land,” said Arianna Grant of Wyncote.

According to FlightAware, PHL had more delays and cancellations than any other airport in the country on Sunday.

American Airlines was particularly hard hit. We spotted a long queue at customer service.

“We got a notice from American Airlines last night saying our flight might be affected because we originally had a flight at 8:55 p.m. So they recommended rebooking at that time and they waived rebooking fees,” Arian Wilamowski from Charlotte. said.

Grant flies to Jacksonville to receive treatment for an illness. But her flight was delayed.

“I’m frustrated and a little worried just because I’m going to Florida to go to a hospital — it’s called the Mayo Clinic — to get help. So I have to get there on time,” Grant said.

Adam Degenhardt is trying to get home to San Diego, but his flight on Saturday was delayed by several hours. He missed his connection.

“I was rebooked on another flight today so I had to stay overnight, but that flight is also cancelled,” Degenhardt said.

Airlines encourage passengers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

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