Travelers hopeful as flights to Northeast resume
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Travelers who were stranded at Miami International Airport are finally getting some good news.
Many flights to the Northeast were canceled for the past two days due to superstorm Sandy, and because of the bad weather and the damage, New York's three major airports were closed for a few days. On Wednesday, travelers were notified that Newark and JFK airports had reopened. However, LaGuardia Airport remains closed.
Officials said, between MIA and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport, about 200 flights have been canceled. Juel Hunter, who has been waiting at MIA for the past few days, said she is scheduled to depart at 10 a.m. Thursday, hoping to head back to LaGuardia.
She said she learned some lessons from the experience. "Always come prepared," she said, "bring more money, bring more medication. I left my medication at home because I only brought enough for two days. Just bring extra supplies and stuff."
Officials said weather conditions to travel up to the Northeast are improving, and they are doing their best to get travelers to their destination.
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