Hurricane Sandy causes problems at McGhee Tyson Airport

Hurricane Sandy causes problems at McGhee Tyson Airport

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"I came in from Lisbon, Portugal yesterday morning, and arrived into Newark and could not get my flight into Knoxville," said passenger Cheryl Mundel. "I came in from Lisbon, Portugal yesterday morning, and arrived into Newark and could not get my flight into Knoxville," said passenger Cheryl Mundel.
Several flights have been canceled. Several flights have been canceled.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Hurricane Sandy caused problems for travelers at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville on Monday.

Several flights have been canceled, and some travelers had to take long routes to get home.

"We have cancellations to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York," said airport spokesperson Becky Huckaby. "We are also starting to see cancellations to more southern cities like Charlotte and delays to that market."

Many of these cancellations have already started interrupting people's flights.

"I came in from Lisbon, Portugal yesterday morning, and arrived into Newark and could not get my flight into Knoxville," said passenger Cheryl Mundel, "Everything was canceled, so I had to try to find a way out to get here last night and I couldn't. So I went as far as Houston, spent the night in Houston and got a flight out this morning."

For those people who do want to change their flights, airlines are asking customers to make those changes now.

"Airlines are offering a waiver on their change fee, so if they are interested in changing their flight destination they need to by Nov. 4, so they can make that arrangement and waive that fee for them," said Huckaby.

Airport officials are unsure how long Hurricane Sandy will continue to affect flights. They ask passengers to make sure their flights are still on schedule before coming to the airport.

Airport officials said Tuesday's predicted wintry weather should not have any effects on flights leaving Knoxville.

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