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Busy day at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Posted: 11:21 PM, Dec 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-01 23:21:11-05

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Turkeys are gone and bags are packed as many make the journey back home after Thanksgiving. The Sunday after the holiday is known to be one of the busiest.

"Sunday night is usually busy, but this is busy plus. We expected it, lots of bad weather all over the country," said Art Schumacher, an airport volunteer.

That bad weather led to several delays and cancellations. Allison Bonin was heading home to Rochester from Myrtle Beach, until her flight was canceled.

"As soon as I landed in North Carolina and turned my phone off airplane mode, I got the email that my flight was canceled," said Bonin.

So she made adjustments and got the first flight to Buffalo. Others saw the bad weather coming and made adjustments.

"The plan was to come tonight, but the bad weather forecast changed out mind and we got the airline to agree to let us come early," said Donald Sadkin of Williamsville.

If you still have traveling to do, AAA has some tips.

"No matter which way you're traveling, you're going to want to make sure you give yourself extra time on the thruway and extra time to get through security in the airports," said Elizabeth Carey, Public Relations Director of AAA in Western and Central New York.