Christmas is just a week away, so we’re now officially near the height of holiday hurtle season, which is full of hiccups and snarls. Travel ex-servicemen won’t flinch, but new photos out of Denver International Airport on Sunday might make anyone’s mettle hop-skip a outstrip, especially if they’re to be concerned about making an upcoming flight.
Winter weather resulted in hundreds of canceled flights on Frontier Airlines and a nightmare mess of hundreds of suitcases, action fares to search through the backlog of luggage to find their baggages, like a needle in a Samsonite haystack.
On Friday, a winter blizzard dumped around eight inches on the Denver metro area, virtually twice what had been forecast. This condition resulted in the cancellation of over 400 flights out of Denver, and Frontier was most notably impacted.
Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery told the Denver Post , Both the airport and the airlines were not expecting so much snow it is therefore threw a curveball in operations.”
Many travelers had their flights canceled after boarding or, after territory in Denver, procured their baggage hadn’t moved it with them and had to come back on Saturday or Sunday to search for their crates amongst hundreds of suitcases that looked the same.
One flight from Atlanta was reportedly protruded on the tarmac for five hours after landing before passengers were finally allowed to exit the plane.
The nightmare extended to something as simple as talking to customer services, very. A reporter for Denver’s Fox affiliate shared video of what was allegedly a 10 -hour-long wait to speak with Frontier reps at the airport.
Mashable has reached out to Frontier Airline for more information on the recent snarl.
Frontier wasn’t the only airline dealing with delays, though. United Airlines likewise had a severe retard at one of its customer service bars at the airport.