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Travelers delayed at Jack Brooks Regional Airport
JEFFERSON COUNTY-By: Leslie Rangel
The terrible weather in other parts of the country is putting travelers in Jefferson County hours, even days behind schedule.
Many are forced to drive to catch a flight to their holiday destinations.
"Check in in Houston with British Airways," a flight check-in counter attendant tells a traveler.
Yes, you heard correctly, check in at the Houston airport.
Canceled flights at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport sent a lot of people packing to take off from Houston airports.
"We got a call last night about midnight an automated call that just said my flight has been cancelled," Taralyn Forgette says.
She was supposed to be in Michigan with family 18 hours ago.
Weather forced the cancellation of more than 400 Dallas flights including her connecting flight to Detroit.
Her only choice, take a shuttle to Houston.
"I wish there was another option for us cause we don't love having to take the shuttle and wait there because we're only 2 hours from Houston anyway," Forgette said.
The security checkpoint was closed most of the day at the airport.
The next American Airlines flight isn't scheduled until 4:50, American Airlines officials want to remind everyone to be here at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight.
This international traveler was preparing to leave from Dallas to London, with a final stop in New Delhi, India.
"I'll be going home back after almost four months," Shui says.
He works in Southeast Texas in the oil business.
The delayed traveler, Shui, says he's just ready to fly back home.
"The Christmas is coming up and the New Year is coming up and I have one marriage to attend, one of my friends, so desperately want to go home," Shui, the traveler says.
A journey home that's finally beginning through Houston.
"I'm going home, I will be reach on the 27th morning," Shui said.
A few hours behind, but at least able to take off.
"It was frustrating, but it's no one's fault so you know you don't want to get mad at anybody or yell at anyone over the phone," Forgette says.
The threat of icy weather at its Dallas hub, forced American Airlines to cancel more than nine hundred flights since Sunday.