Weather Delays Affecting Travelers

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Winnie Anne Wright
January 6, 2013

Valdosta, GA - They're calling it Icepocalypse. Social Media is a buzz with tales of snow, wind, and of course ice.

Delay after delay, and cancellations across the country, Icepocalypse is putting a damper on plans for travelers, all around the U.S.

While many are enjoying a snow day, Jim Galloway with the Valdosta Regional Airport says proper planning can keep weary travelers from being stuck in airports.

"Safety. Personal safety as well as the airline wants to entrust your safety to them. They want to be safe, and that kind of blends in to the next one which is time management. Allow yourself extra time to get to the airport safely. If you have any questions on if your flight is going to run on time or not, you can contact your carrier", says Galloway.

Frustrations are mounting for travelers, but for one local student, Tanya Tsaiuk, who just returned from Russia, even though her flight was delayed by 4 hours says, she doesn't know what all the fuss is about.

"I can't control it, and it's confusing because you don't know what to do. It's nobody's fault, and you just need to wait."

Galloway says your best bet for enduring Icepolcalypse is to have your flight rescheduled, extend your vacation, and enjoy hot cocoa with friends and family.

He also says good tip is to always make sure you speak with a customer service representative if you need to re-book. Changing your flight online could cost you an arm and a leg in fees.