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Dozens of flights canceled in South Florida, across the country due to bad weather – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Over the weekend, dozens of flights have been canceled across the country due to the bad weather.

As of Monday morning, a complete of 21 flights have been canceled at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A complete of 70 flights have been canceled at Miami International Airport.

According to the flight monitoring web site, FlightAware, there have been greater than 3,800 flight cancelations since Friday and lots of of delays.

“We were traveling to Orlando today, but unfortunately, my flight got canceled,” one traveler stated.

“I got a text message saying the flight was canceled as we were pulling up to LaGuardia,” one girl stated.

On the street, excessive costs are troubling vacationers, however not stopping them.

AAA expects this Memorial Day weekend to be the busiest travel-wise in two years, with 34.9 million individuals touring by automobile — that’s up 4.6% in contrast to final year.

“It just sucks, you know,” stated Ruben Llamas who lives in Southern California, “because we have to spend money on the Airbnb, your food and now we have to consider travel.

California leads the nation with the highest gas prices at $6.13 a gallon. That tops the national average of $4.61, which is the highest ever reported nationally.

A year ago, the national average was only $3.04. There is no sign of the price increase slowing down.

“I don’t foresee oil prices really dropping all that dramatically, and if more people are hitting the road and you have this sort of increase in demand at gas stations, you could see these prices stay high throughout all of summer and into the fall,” stated AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross.

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