JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It's a messy day at the airport thanks to a nasty winter storm up north that delayed and cancelled a number of flights out of Jacksonville International Airport on Wednesday morning.
"I have to get to New York," says passenger Nunzio Mule.
Destinations all along the eastern seaboard and parts of the Midwest dealing with several inches of snowand it’s causing headaches for travelers like Mule trying to get there from Jacksonville.
"It just pisses me off that mother nature isn't cooperating because I have to get to New York because my brother is dying of brain cancer."
Mule says his flight was originally Monday at 7 a.m. and since then he’s been cancelled five times and is still waiting here at JIA, scheduled to leave on a flight this afternoon that he says he's still not sure is going to even take off. Another passenger tells me he had to stay an extra night after his connecting flight to Charlotte was cancelled but fortunately he was able to spend the night with his son, who lives in town.
"Hopefully I'll be able to get through Washington D.C. and get back to New Hampshire by noon today."
He says while it is always frustrating when travel plans don't go off without a hitch, he's trying to take everything in stride.
"If you're nicer and you stay calm, you can be reaccomodated and have an okay day as opposed to being angry and upset which doesn't really get you anything anyway.
Mule agrees, saying safety is the main priority.
"We're not airplane pilots so, you know, they say 'Hey, we'll get you there and we'll get you there safe.' That's my main concern."
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