CHICAGO – Thousands upon thousands of people have been stranded at airports from the east coast to the midwest because of inclement weather.
“They offered us pretzels and biscuits,” stranded passenger Sidney Benjamin said. “We don’t want pretzels and biscuits, we want our luggage and I want to know how I am getting to JFK.”
Flights were grounded from New York to Washington D.C. all the way to Chicago.
While some waited it out in the airport, others were simply stuck on their flights for hours after landing with no food or water or a reason behind the delay.
Some had started traveling as early as Wednesday. Many were forced to stay awake for 24 hours at a time, afraid to miss new information or taking care of children.
Passengers tried to find buses to transport them away from the airports. But several of those were canceled because of the winter storm or too busy taking passengers to adjacent airports.