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JIA experiences delays due to winter storm
It was a waiting game for travelers at Jacksonville International Airport this morning. Some even had their flights delayed not once but twice.
"It was supposed to leave at 10:55 now I think it's at 1:17," said Egle Raulickyte, traveler.
When we caught up with Raulickyte, who was in town visiting her dad for Christmas, she had been waiting for almost four hours to catch her flight to Chicago.
"I have no more days off so I need to come back today," said Raulickyte.
JIA is expecting more than 18,000 passengers to travel in and out of Jacksonville today. According to an airport official if you plan to travel make sure to pack some patience.
"As the weather degrades the air traffic control system puts more space between air planes landing and taking off that's what causes the delays in the system," said Michael Stewart, Director of External Affairs for Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
Our cameras caught the flight status board as it lit up with delays and at least one cancellation for a flight to La Guardia airport in New York.
"Today we've seen on the in bound probably about half a dozen delays and on the out bound about the same, so six or eight flights going out are delayed," said Stewart.
Mean while travelers did whatever it took to keep themselves occupied.
"I just hope to get home that's all," said Raulickyte.