Travel woes in Central Texas

Travel woes in Central Texas

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As drivers are told to use caution on roadways, those trying to travel by plane to North Texas have been stuck in Austin due to icy conditions.
Over the past two days, dozens have been canceled and delayed.   

Teresa hombs has been trying to get back to Colorado since Thursday.
"I was supposed to fly to Dallas, that flight was fine but the flight home to Colorado Springs was canceled. So I ended up not going to Dallas," says Teresa Hombs, traveler.  
After a long delay and two more flight cancellations later, she is hoping to finally make it back home.
"I haven't seen my brothers in many years, so it was good to be able to spend time with them. But my kids are in Colorado Springs and I really want to get home to them," says Teresa Hombs, traveler.  
Austin Bergstrom International Airport had 33 flight cancellations on Friday, besides delays.
American airlines was the only airlines to have cancellations Saturday; which included around 7 departure and 9 arrival flights.
The most impact to the airport was from DFW.
Many people wish they could get help with setting up arrangements.
"That's an inconvenience for us to stay at a hotel that's not part of our regular trip," says Jennifer Jones, traveler.
Siana Aspy is a student at Vanderbilt and is hoping she can get back to Nashville for finals week.
Her flight Saturday morning has been rescheduled for Monday night.
"I don't know anybody I can stay with, so I'm just trying to find a hotel and trying to find a way to get to that hotel because I don't have a car here either. It's just been kind of a pain," says Siana Aspy, traveler.
This has car rental businesses scrambling to keep up with the high demand.
Many people that were headed to Dallas are getting re-directed to Austin, so they are renting a car and driving the rest of the way.
"We're actually running really tight and we're expected to get sold out through the weekend because of the unexpected high volume of cars since all these flights are getting canceled," says Stacy Hillin, Enterprise.

If you are looking to fly out Sunday make sure to check the status of your flight first.
Most airlines will give that information to the airport 12 hours before departure, go to www.abia.org to check it out.

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