COLONIE, N.Y. - Albany International Airport will be operating throughout the pending snow storm Thursday and Friday, though cancellations are taking place.
What was supposed to be a busy travel day for many people in the Capital Region didn't turn out the way they hoped. A lot of people were excited to get away for a couple of days, especially with the holiday weekend and many students off from school next week. However, some travelers are going to have to put their trip on hold.
On Thursday morning crews worked hard to clear the runway and de-ice the airplanes that were able to safely fly out to their destination.
However, a number of flights coming in and out of the airport are delayed or cancelled. Many of them on the east coast headed for Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore and New Jersey.
Southwest, the biggest carrier at Albany International grounded flights starting at 9:50 Thursday morning. Some early morning travelers were able to make it out before the cut off time. US Airways has also cancelled all remaining flights out of Albany for the remainder of the Thursday.
"We are lucky. We are lucky so hopefully it holds up and by the time the snow hits we are in sunny Florida," said one traveler, Stephen Klein.
Klein's flight was overbooked and he won't be able to get to Florida until next week. Instead he received a refund and is rebooked for February 18.
The Vermont man now says he is missing five days of vacation and has to figure out a way to get back home.
There are flights still scheduled to depart but that can all change, which is why airlines suggest you check the status of your flight before you get to the airport.
On Thursday, a total of 39 arriving flights were cancelled and 24 departing flights were cancelled at the airport.
Delta Air Lines announced late Thursday that full service would resume at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
US Airways is prepared to resume full service Friday morning, depending on weather conditions.
Albany International also has a list of delays and cancellations on its website.
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