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Weather causes headaches for travelers


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Traveling the day after Christmas is giving some airline passengers a headache. Weather has impacted their flights and causing some to get stuck in Charlotte.

"It's annoying," Passenger Madison Sparkman said. "I want to go. I don't want to be here."

Sparkman's flight from Charlotte to Cincinnati was canceled. She is waiting it out at Charlotte Douglas International airport until the next flight leaves.

Scott Beasley and his wife were forced to spend the night after Christmas in Charlotte. They missed their connecting flight to the Bahamas because of the weather. Now the couple has to pay for a night at the hotel. They will hopefully fly out Thursday morning.

"It doesn't seem fair - does it," Beasley said. "That's the way it is. There's not much recourse for a traveler."

Because of the messy weather, US Airways is relaxing its change fee policies. Flyers won't have to pay to alter their flight schedules because of the weather. The airline said customers can make that change online.

"We are going to make the best of it." Beasley said.

Officials from Charlotte Douglas International Airport say as of 4:30pm Wednesday afternoon, about 30 flights have been canceled coming through Charlotte. Also extra workers have been called in and are stationed at the airport help travelers survive at the airport during this stormy weather.

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