MILWAUKEE – The deep freeze masking a lot of the nation means journey complications. Some flights coming and going from Milwaukee Mitchell Worldwide Airport have been canceled Monday, Dec. 26.
In keeping with FlightAware, greater than 17,000 flights have been canceled throughout the nation since Wednesday, Dec. 21 as a result of winter storm.
At Milwaukee’s airport Monday, these hoping to drive as an alternative had a tricky time discovering a rental automobile.
FOX6 discovered frustration on the airport on the day after Christmas, with folks having hassle with flights, rental vehicles and misplaced baggage.
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“It is simply bah humbug for actual,” stated Elaine Lathen of Milwaukee.
Lathen was certainly one of many spending hours caught in an airport.
“It has been heartbreaking and exhausting to maintain getting these cancel, cancel, cancel,” stated Lathen.
1000’s bought the identical notifications. FOX6 discovered lengthy traces at check-in counters with folks attempting to rebook.
Southwest Airways prospects felt the majority of the journey nightmare. The airline canceled hundreds of flights over Christmas and greater than 20% of flights scheduled Monday.
The flight issues had vacationers wanting into different choices.
“We’re planning to drive,” stated Gail Northway from Waukesha County.
Northway hoped to get to Florida from Milwaukee for a household trip.
“So my husband and son are in line to get a rental automobile,” stated Northway.
That was a tough course of, too.
Hertz and Avis, two rental automobile corporations at Milwaukee’s airport, had no extra rental vehicles obtainable for folks with out reservations.
“We’ve been ready below an hour,” stated Daniel Boch. “We bought fortunate.”
Boch and his spouse have been attempting to get residence to Denver.
“Fourteen-hour drive,” stated Boch.
FOX6 additionally discovered a whole bunch of checked baggage at baggage declare. A couple of folks stated that they had been ready a number of days to seek out their baggage.
“I spent most of my vacation…sorry…simply attempting to get from one level to the opposite, and it is disheartening,” stated Lathen.