BAD WEATHER: Tampa flights canceled

Posted at 10:44 PM, Dec 28, 2015

While Tampa has enjoyed record-setting high temperatures and mostly dry weather, the rest of the country has not been so lucky.

That has led to a ripple effect impacting flights arriving and departing at Tampa International Airport.

“We weren't going to make our flight. We were going to connect in Dallas. Then we heard about the tornados and stuff, and we didn't even want to try it,” Tanner Johnson said. “We got an extra day with family so make the best of it.”

Cancelations and delays of several hours are every holiday traveler’s worst nightmare.

“It can be hectic,” Stacy Wood said.  “It is busier than maybe other times. But, you can get flights canceled anytime of the year. It's not fun, ever.”

Wood was flying to Wisconsin. When ABC Action News talked to her, she had a 30-minute delay. She crossed her fingers, hoping it didn’t get worse.

The heaviest delays for arrivals and departures Monday night were out of Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Houston.