Strong wind, heavy rain impact air travel
The wind and rain grounded flights at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, as well as Boston Logan International Airport, during Friday’s nor’easter.
Several travelers made it to T.F. Green, but not the way they imagined. Their plane was supposed to land there, however, had to be diverted to Connecticut due to the bad weather.
“We got held up for about an hour. And then when they departed, we tried to land twice here at T.F. Green and winds were so bad, they ended up diverting us to Hartford,” Robert Kazakiewich, a traveler, said.
Mary Lisbon was on the same flight and took a bus from Hartford to Warwick. She said the flight was nauseating.
“It was just moving around. I mean, your head was moving. Your body was moving side to side,” Lisbon said. “Most of us couldn’t wait to land.”
The security line at T.F. Green looked like a ghost town, as many flights were grounded.
One family from Quebec is spending the night at the airport, hoping their Norwegian flight can take off Saturday.
“We already took our car and we went some kilometers around sand there is absolutely no room, nowhere, so we knocked on a lot of hotels,” Katianne Beaudry said. “Everything is full.”