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Severe weather causes hundreds of flight delays, cancellations across Tri-State Area

Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled across Tri-State Area after storms
Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled across Tri-State Area after storms 02:04

NEWARK, N.J. -- Sunday's wild weather caused big headaches for flyers across the Tri-State Area.

According to FlightAware, a website that monitors flight statuses, Newark Liberty InternationalJohn F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports all reported hundreds of flight delays and cancellations, with Newark experiencing the most.

Passengers are usually told to arrive about two to three hours before their scheduled flights, which meant hundreds of people ended up waiting in terminals after being told they would have to wait.

"My flight was canceled in Dallas ... It was disaster today," one person said.

At JFK, some frustrated travelers were grounded for hours, and even overnight.

"We were delayed, and then we were delayed more, and then we were canceled," Mike Weber said.

Weber was heading home to West Palm Beach after celebrating his daughter's 40th birthday in New York.

"The whole weekend was great right up until it was time to go home," he said.

Weber, stuck in the city one more night, was trying to make plans.

"Every hotel around here -- and we're rebooked out of LaGuardia -- every hotel around there, they're all full of people just like us," he said.

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It was the same deal at Newark.

"It got canceled. We don't know why and they're not gonna fly us out until two days from now, from what we've been told," one traveler said.

Elizabeth Miller was among those headed to Los Angeles.

"They said the next flight is on Tuesday ... I have an interview on Tuesday, so I don't know how I'm gonna make that," she said.

If you're flying out Sunday or Monday, you're advised to check in with your airline for your flight status before heading to airport -- and do pack your patience.

"That's traveling on airplanes. You have some bad experiences every once in a while, and weather, nothing you can do about it. So yeah, we're OK," one man said.

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