Passengers stranded at SA Int'l Airport

Flights canceled, delayed due to storms

SAN ANTONIO – Mother Nature was blamed for flight cancelations and delays that stranded travelers Monday at San Antonio International Airport.

Lines leading to the ticket counters were long.

Some passengers said they have been stuck for days, creating an an unwanted extension to their Christmas holiday trip. Some of them having to miss work due to the inconvenience.

Families claimed their spots along the wall and tried to catch up on sleep. Others used their luggage as a pillow. One father and son leaned on each other for support.

"We've never had this happen to us before," Kathryn Winkelmann, a traveler, said. "We don't know whether we're going to make it out there today. We've heard some people their flights have been scheduled for several days later."

For passengers like DeAngilo Walker, patience is wearing thin. He and his family, including a 4-year-old, have been at the airport for three days, and they've had enough.

"Everything we tried to plan on doing just got canceled just now," Walker said.

Airport officials are urging travelers to check their flight status before heading to the airport and to pack plenty of patience.

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