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Minor Holiday Travel Delays at Bradley International Airport


WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) — Many thought the weather would snarl travel plans for much of the Northeast, but for at least part of the day, that wasn’t the case for many travelers.

Long lines of folks coming to pick up their loved ones at Bradley International Airport suggests that, yes, it is a busy holiday season here.

“Lots of people coughing and sneezing, a lot of people caught that from the winter storm, but it was smooth riding.  I think that whatever storm they were talking about on the news, sort of bypassed us,” Pamela Price said.

However, that’s not the case for everyone.

Attiat Ott has spent hours waiting on her daughter’s flight.

“I called before I left because it takes about an hour and a half, and I arrived, no information. They said ‘On time’.  A couple hours later, they said it would arrive at 11:12, it hasn’t left yet. They have that much delay, they should announce it,” Ott explains.

Even though Ott did say she called the individual carrier, perhaps this “Misery Map” could’ve helped out. An area in green means travel is stress free. Red, equals misery.

So far, the Boston area doesn’t even register on the map, which is good for some familiar faces heading to Indiana for some family time.  

“Hope the weather’s the best on the biggest day coming back, Sunday, so I’m going to have a lot of turkey and a good time, in case Sunday’s a bit of a pain. I’m not a wine guy, but there will be other beverages than wine that will make me feel good that day,” says ESPN Analyst Mike Golic.

There may be another solution.

“There’s usually a lot of delays, a lot of crowds, and nobody gets to work on Monday. [Would you call out?] Uh, no,” Price laughed.

Airport officials still suggest getting to the airport two hours ahead of domestic flights, and three hours ahead of international flights.

If you have any questions on delays, you should contact your individual carrier.

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