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Sioux Falls Airport Packed With Stranded Travelers

January 6, 2014, 11:47 AM by Angela Kennecke

Sioux Falls Airport Packed With Stranded Travelers

The Sioux Falls Regional Airport is packed with frustrated travelers after thousands of flights across the country and here in KELOLAND are canceled.

At least 13 flights out of Sioux Falls are canceled Monday. You can blame it on a backlog of stranded passengers from last week's storm.

Many of the flights canceled out of Sioux Falls were to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, which had nearly 800 canceled flights and delays Monday morning nationwide.

But the problems are both east and west. 

One man at the airport says he got stuck in Texas for several days and ended up renting a car in Denver and drove to Sioux Falls.

A mother and daughter at the airport are trying to get back to Germany after visiting relatives in Sioux Falls. They are now delayed returning home for a week. 

“It's really crazy because school starts tomorrow (Tuesday) and I have to learn from some exams and I don't have my stuff with me, so it's hard.  But it's nice to see my family longer,” stranded traveler Viola Isele said.

“The problem is they are stuck. There are not flights to rebook them on because the seats are full; the flights are full,” travel agent Lorie Buus said.

Travel agents say they are able to get some people to national hubs like Denver, but then they still have to wait a day or two there to get another flight out.

Most airlines are offering refunds on flights, but for those stranded and unable to get where they need to go, there's still a lot of frustration in airports all across the country.

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