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Storm cancels dozens of flights at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 17:34:09-04

Kay Shoor showed up to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Tuesday thinking he was on his way home to sunny California, only to find his flight had been canceled. “United rebooked us for a flight from Rochester. So, we can't even take a flight from here,” Shoor said.

Dozens of flights were canceled. Airport officials told 7 Eyewitness News cancelations are at the airline’s discretion. In Shoor's case, the earliest flight home out of Rochester isn't until Wednesday. “I just feel left back, alone, like they just left me in the cold.”

The cold is probably the last thing on the mind of our own Keith Radford. He was supposed to fly home from Naples, Florida on Tuesday. But, he's now stranded there until Saturday. “I could think of worse places to be stuck than in Naples, FL where it's sunny and 76 degrees. My trip has been extended four days. I guess I'll just have to put up with it.”

Meanwhile, back home, very few flights actually touched down in Buffalo. Christine McBride and Laura Palmo are considering themselves lucky. The two travelers are finally home from Louisiana after they were stuck in Charlotte overnight. “We got back to the airport this morning and we made it. No one else did but we made it!”
“I just hopefully want to be back as soon as possible. But, we're going to enjoy ourselves while we're here,” Shoor added.