Weather strands hundreds at Charlotte's airport

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Douglas International Airport became a home away from home for some people Saturday night into Sunday.

A WBTV photographer who stopped at the airport overnight found people sleeping on the floor and in chairs.  They were waiting for flights they should have been able to take but were delayed or canceled when Saturday's storms blew through.  Many people expected they'd be able to get to their destinations sometime Sunday.

Some passengers we spoke with said they were upset by the lack of in-person response from the airlines.  Overnight many airline check-in desks were closed and the staff had gone home.

Others said they understood that sometimes bad weather can hamper travel and they were doing their best to pass the time until they could fly.

US Airways did give passengers a telephone number to call to try to book themselves on other flights.

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