The Flores family had hoped to enjoy Christmas in Ohio but their flight was canceled due to a winter storm that is keeping New York state and much of the country on alert.
Amilcar Flores’ flight had been canceled and upon arrival at the airport he learned:
“A little disappointed because I already had the idea that I was going on vacation for the week when I asked for time off from work and well, I already hadI already had all the days “set” for the holidays but, well, couldn’t do it.”
Flores says she found out about the cancellation when she arrived at the airport.
“They canceled our flight and no, we didn’t get anything, nothing was available until the 31st,” he added.
The city is on alert for a sharp drop in temperature due to strong winds and storm.
The temperature will drop to 20 degrees and with the wind factor they will feel below zero.
Because of this, thousands of flights across the country have been canceled or delayed.
Travelers are advised to check with their airlines before traveling to the airport to confirm the status of their flights.
And as the storm progresses, officials are asking New Yorkers to avoid driving due to a flood watch.
The Lagunas family arrived at the airport with a stopover five hours before starting their trip to Mexico. It will be the first Christmas in two years that they will spend in their country of origin.
Saul Lagunas is another passenger waiting for his flight to depart: “Excited but with the fact that they are canceling so many flights, we don’t know, We’re going to feel the emotion because we’re sure we’ll be able to go out today”
His wife, Ayane Lagunas, says he has several plans for when he arrives:
“Everything, eating everything, seeing family, the most important thing.” Temperatures will continue to drop over the weekend and this Christmas is expected to be the coldest in decades.