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Travel Troubles At QC Airport


Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year. It's estimated $24-million people will fly for the Thanksgiving holiday. At the Quad City International Airport it wasn't all smooth sailing. Early morning fog canceled or delayed dozens of flights and the airlines spent the day trying to catch up.

"Our departing flight is four hours behind schedule," says Traveler Max Archer.

Archer says he knew as soon as he saw the thick fog this morning; it was not going to be a good travel day.

"There was no way we're going to get out on time," says Archer.

Archer was stuck at the airport for hours.

"They re-booked us on another connecting flight," adds Archer, "So, we'll get into our final destination about 5 hours later than we anticipated."

However, some escaped turbulent travels.

"We've had no problems. We were lucky to have an afternoon flight and the fog lifted, so we're going through just fine," says Brenda Thames.

Once the fog cleared, several flights were on time.

"The visibility was a huge concern," says Allyson Wheelan, "As soon as I saw it was going to lift about 4am, I knew we were good to go."

Those with delayed or canceled flights say as long as they arrive at their destinations they're happy, No matter how long it takes to get there.

"I just think about how much fun it's going to be when I get there," says Brianna Dyer.

If you would like to check the status of a flight out of the Quad City International Airport, click here.

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