MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Bursts of bad weather Sunday led to major disruptions at South Florida airports that spilled over into Monday.
Long lines were the norm at both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Miami International Monday morning as a result of Sunday’s high winds and heavy downpours That led to delays and cancellationsREAD MORE: South Florida Businesses Relying On Tourism Hope To Recover From Pandemic Lows
After his Initial JetBlue flight to New York out of FLL was canceled Sunday, Nnamdi Nedd said he and others were issued boarding passes for an early Morning flight Monday – only to find that flight was also nixed.
“There are no answers. I’m tired, need a shower, a meal. It’s unacceptable. They should have been prepared, especially with the money they charge,” he said.
FLL reported 150 flight delays and 39 canceled flights as of Monday afternoon.
Zena Abro and her family’s Delta flight to Detroit from FLL was delayed Monday after their Sunday flight was canceled.
“They aren’t paying anyone for the cost (of hotel rooms and meals). It’s a nightmare,” she said.
Kim Bennett has been trying to get a flight out of FLL to her children in North Carolina since Sunday.
She said she was told Monday that she can get a flight late in the evening. But that won’t work.READ MORE: Search Resumes For Missing 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano After Person Of Interest Found Dead
“They need to get me home. I don’t need to be at the airport until 10 tonight,” she said.
At Miami International, the lines were just as long early Monday after a dismal Sunday.
On Sunday, MIA reported 70 delayed flights and 142 cancellations because of bad weather.
“It was mayhem. I have no idea where my bags are,” said passenger Alexandra Martins.
By Monday afternoon, the skies were looking much more friendly at MIA.
In the afternoon, the airport said there were seven flight delays and seven cancellations.
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“I got a flight but my companion has to wait until later in the week. It has been frustrating,” she said.