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April 13, 2018 8:29 pm
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ASHWAUBENON, Wis (WBAY) – One of the potential impacts of this weekend’s storm is air travel. Travelers will need to keep a close eye on their flights for delays or cancellations.

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Travelers at Austin Straubel International Airport (WBAY photo)

At Austin Straubel International Airport, the rush was on to leave town Friday.

“The airlines have all recognized that the storm coming in this weekend could disrupt air travel and they’ve waived all of their change fees, so if a customer wants to change their travel plans over the next few days they can certainly do so without a penalty,” says Airport Director Tom Miller.

“When we heard the weather was coming I made a change last night, so the change I made last night was to leave at 11:30 today. There are about eight of us, and each one is doing the same thing,” says Gary Roberts from Los Angeles.

For travelers like Roberts, in Green Bay on business, catching a flight Friday brought a sense of relief, and sympathy, regarding the forecast for a mid-April blizzard.

“I’m from Southern California so this is impossible to fathom, so I have a new appreciation for what goes on out here in this neck of the woods,” says Roberts.

“You’re going to get killed. Yeah, it’s brutal. I feel sorry for the good people of Green Bay,” adds Joanie McCormick from St. Louis.

Over the next few days, Miller recommends, anyone traveling to keep a close eye on their scheduled flights.

“We’re going to have the whole gamut of weather it looks like this weekend, so to be understanding, the airline wants to get you there safely and quickly as possible, but understand there certainly could be some delays, so pack your patience when you pack your bag,” says Miller.

Travelers are also advised to make sure the airline has your email and cell phone number so they can alert you about any cancellations or delays.


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