Blizzard Blocking Your Flight Plans? Make the Most of a Massive Delay
It's only 10am on the east coast and already airlines have already canceled thousands of flights (it was already at 1,000 cancelled by 9am, according to USA Today) and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have already announced that they're not taking it laying down; JFK Airport is putting into service some 900 tons of salt, 200 tons of sand, and plenty of liquid de-icers, trucks, plows, blowers, and staff.
There's all of this focus on New York City and travelers stuck in the Big Apple's airports, which is understandable considering it's the city at the center of the world with major international flight connections, but let's not forget the scores of tired and cranky folks delayed at other airports around the country, trying to make it to and not away from NYC.
Here at Jaunted, we've used our knowledge gained from previous frustrating weather delay escapades to develop a small series on Five Things to Do at...whichever major airport you're stuck at. First, buy these items from an airport convenience store if you're staying overnight, then get busy on making the best use of the time.
Here, we focus on five major US airports outside the East Coast blizzard zone:
· Five Things to Do at: Atlanta-Hartsfield (ATL)
· Five Things to Do at: Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
· Five Things to Do at: Detroit-Metro (DTW)
· Five Things to Do at: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)
· Five Things to Do at: Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW)