The day after Christmas was powerful for vacationers. At his LAX at 3pm, over 160 flights have been canceled and over 260 delayed.
Nonetheless, the vacationers I spoke with tried to not dampen the holiday spirit an excessive amount of.
Melissa Trujillo and her three kids spent Christmas at Disneyland. After I spoke with them, as an alternative of ready to board Splash Mountain, they have been in line for 3 hours to board a brand new flight to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“We had a good time. I am exhausted… I simply wish to go to mattress, however that does not appear to be the case at present,” she stated with amusing. However no luck there both.
“I imply, I feel there are worse locations to get caught,” added Trujillo.
Jordan Harris twirled her 2-year-old son in a stroller to entertain her husband whereas he waited according to his 5-year-old son. Her house is Los Angeles, however she was going to New Orleans to welcome her husband’s household into the New Yr.
“We have been right here for about 4 hours with two babies, so I used to be a self-designated unpaid Southwest worker directing site visitors and telling folks the place to go.” “We have skilled the meals and all of the actions on board, so when you’re on the aircraft, you recognize what you want by way of leisure.”
Richard Robust spent Christmas in Rancho Cucamonga along with his brother, who’s terminally in poor health.
“Earlier than coming right here, I had an exquisite Christmas with all my brothers… [to LAX],” he stated.
He grew up within the LA space, however his house is in Little Rock, Arkansas, the place he works as a restaurant supervisor. The week earlier than New Yr’s is a busy week for them. Regardless of ready in painfully lengthy traces, he managed to remain optimistic.
“The previous couple of days have been dangerous climate within the East and Midwest. “I am not completely happy about that, however what are you able to do? At the least we’re nonetheless alive, proper?”
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